The Chestnut Street Lofts is the first apartment community of its kind in Chester County. It blends sophisticated design and rich amenities with one of the most desired locations in the Borough of West Chester to create lifestyle-inspired living spaces. The Chestnut Street Lofts gives Borough residents more reasons to love where they live. There are currently only three units left in Chestnut Street Lofts, click here for more information and building photos.
The Borough of West Chester’s Comprehensive Plan Task Force invites the public to its open house at the Melton Center, located on East Market Street just past Adams Street. Learn about the planning, growth, development issues and other challenges facing West Chester. The public will be able to provide written and verbal feedback on a series of comprehensive planning issues at information stations. The open house will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:30pm and concludes at 8:00pm. A formal presentation occurs at 5pm and 6pm. It will include discussion about the status of the Task Force’s work, the issues facing the Borough, and the open house’s logistics. For more information on the open house visit the Borough website by clicking here.
The West Chester Downtown Foundation has extended the nomination period for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards Program. Nominations for projects that reflect outstanding historic preservation practices within the Borough of West Chester will now be accepted through June 27, 2014. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Awards is to raise awareness of West Chester’s historic character and to encourage the preservation of its historic integrity.
To nominate a person or project, simply complete and submit the 2014 Nomination Form within the nomination period (April 13-June 27, 2014). Nominations must be for projects and properties located in the Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014. Electronic submissions of Nomination Forms will not be accepted. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com or click here.
The Chester County Running Store features the 20th annual Dash for Diabetes 5K run and 2.5K walk. Your donation will directly impact patient care in the community through the Diabetes Self-Management Program. Participating in the Dash is a great way to encourage wellness and challenge yourself, friends, coworkers or family to a friendly race. Click here for more information on the event.
The annual First Friday event will be taking place this week for the month of April. Get together with your friends and come downtown to see what’s new and what’s cool. Shops and boutiques are open late and will be showing off their newest Spring fashions and giftware; browse the in-store specials while enjoying refreshments. Remember, FREE parking after 5pm at the meters throughout town. For more information on the shops participating see the Shopping Page at http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Attention Residents of West Chester: Did you know that the Borough of West Chester offers a system in order to contact residents with important information relating to weather situations and other emergencies? With the recent winter weather conditions that our area has been experiencing it’s very beneficial to join to ensure you and your family’s safety. You can add or update your current information by clicking here. For more information visit the Borough of West Chester official website, www.west-chester.com.
After receiving a parking ticket in Downtown West Chester the other day, I thought it would be a good time to clear up confusion and remind visitors about parking. First and foremost, I would advise you, if you haven’t already, to watch Malena’s Where to Park in West Chester video. Also, on-street parking meters have been changed to allow customers to park up to three hours. At the same time, there are new hours of enforcement posted on affected meters:
- 8am to 10pm, Monday thru Friday.
- FREE on Saturday until 5pm. Saturday evening enforcement from 5pm to 10pm.
- FREE on Sunday except during major events which have a $5 flat fee.
Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester
are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting a parking ticket. To add convenience to downtown parking, there is a pilot program currently underway to test new parking meters. They’re the shiny ones found on portions of Gay and Market Streets and they now accept Visa/Mastercard as well as quarters. Incase you do encounter a ticket in the future, paying them just got a little easier! You can now pay them online by visiting the Borough of West Chester’ official