CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
Planning Commission: Wendy Leland, Chair, Michael Allen, Michael Churchill, Michael Richter, Andre von Hoyer, and Andy Motel. Bill Westhafer, Vice-Chairman was absent.
Consultants: Thomas Comitta AICP, CNU-A, RLA
Staff: Lisa Gardner
Members were told to draw a heart around a place in Charlestown Township that they love. The discussions covered the following “Take-Aways”.
Mr. Comitta distributed a highlighted version of the MPC to point out some tools as they relate to threshold items before the CTPC.
Mr. Comitta distributed a Food for Thought page with a list of 12 Best Practices from other Municipalities. He also urged Members to take advantage of the DVRPC and the Chester County Planning Commission, and to use outside agency resources.
Mr. Comitta said the Ordinance for parking may need to be revised (1979). Discussion followed regarding downsizing of current off-street parking requirements, strengthening shared parking provisions, and evaluating existing off-street parking provisions.
Mr. Randy Waltermyer of the Chester County Planning Commission joined the meeting. Topics of discussion were as follows.
Mr. Comitta concluded the session with suggestions from Members about improving communications between themselves, the Board of Supervisors, the community, the surrounding townships, etc.
Mrs. Leland adjourned the meeting at 2:30 p.m. The Planning Commission’s next meeting is February 11, 2014 at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 1540
Lisa Gardner, Recording Secretary