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
If you visit West Chester regularly I’m sure you have most likely received a parking ticket and know how annoying it can be to trek down to the borough offices or mail in the fines. Lucky for us the West Chester Borough recently unveiled (back in December) a new feature that allows people to pay their parking tickets online on the borough’s website!
In order to pay a parking ticket, simply go to the borough’s website and click the blue “Parking Fine Payments” button on the right side of the screen or simply click here to be directed. The service requires that you enter your e-mail address as well as your citation number or license plate number. Let’s face it, no one likes getting a parking ticket, but it happens. At least now we can pay the parking violations from the conviance of our homes. To learn how to avoid getting a parking violation in Downtown West Chester check out this awesome video explaining the best places to park in WC!
This just in from the Borough of West Chester, local residents take note. Effective January 1, 2013 the Borough will no longer offer curbside tree limb chipping. Instead, there will be a new yard waste program, for Borough residents only.
Curbside Collection: The Borough will provide Friday curbside collection of yard waste and branches once per month:
• First Friday: Northwest Quadrant
• Second Friday: Northeast Quadrant
• Third Friday: Southwest Quadrant
• Fourth Friday: Southeast quadrant
Curbside collection will include bundled branches and yard waste only. Branches and yard waste must be tied with biodegradable twine (cotton or hemp) into manageable bundles no longer than 4 feet. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable also. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Branches thicker than 4 inches will not be collected. Loose, uncontained yard waste will also not be collected.
Yard Waste Drop-off Site
Public Works Drop-off site is open one time per month:
• The fourth Saturday of each month, 8AM-4PM
• Drop-off site remains at the Public Works Department, 205 Lacey Street
Borough residents only; residents must show proof of residency to site attendant. Borough drop-off site will accept loose yard waste, yard waste in biodegradable bags, leaves, grass clippings and tree branches cut 4 feet or shorter, and no thicker than 4 inches diameter. No contractors permitted at drop-off site.
• Christmas tree collection remains the same (first two weeks following New Year’s Day).
• Fall curbside leaf collection remains the same.
Shrubbery and also tree branches up to 8 inches in diameter or 8 feet in length may be taken to the Lanchester Landfill in Honey Brook for composting or shredding. There is a charge for this. Lanchester Landfill will not accept root balls, dirt or stones. Please call the Landfill at 610-273-3771 for more information.