County officials: new home construction in ’21 hits 20-year high

A new report from the Chester County Planning Commission shows that more homes were built in the county in 2021 than in any year since 2001, and that the growth was largely driven by apartment construction. The report also said that despite soaring prices, more homes were sold than in any year since 2005. “The numbers for units built and sold and the prices for which they were sold are staggering,...

Commentary: Politics trumps common sense in open space cuts

County commissioners finesse budget when bolder moves are needed; choices will lead to higher school, local taxes, more sprawl later on By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Slashing open space spending was a gift only the Grinch and the Chester County Commissioners would see as a good move. The good news, I suppose is that Chester County seems to have pulled a rabbit from a hat and now suddenly...