The Route 1 Corridor of Southern Chester County stretches from Kennett Township to West Nottingham Township. Bounded by Route 1 to the north and the East Penn Railroad line to the south, the Corridor includes 12 municipalities and 4 school districts.
It is the mission of the individuals committed to the Route 1 EDI effort to promote a region that provides jobs, expands its tax base and invests in business districts. The aim is also to:
Invite commerce and development, while protecting open space, the agricultural base and picturesque landscapes
Attract new businesses, keeping the existing ones and maintaining the pastoral landscapes
The group of passionate and committed volunteers is governed by a Steering Committee whose objectives support the growth and development of a strong and vibrant economy.
Route 1 EDI Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Terence Farrell, Co-Chairman, (Chester County Commissioner) James Turner, Co-Chairman, (Chester Water Authority)
5 Pillars of the Route 1 EDI
Branding and Communications Cheryl Kuhn, Chairman (SCCCC)
Housing Daria DiSabatino, Co-Chairman Dennis Melton, Co-Chairman (Melton Architects)
Land Development, Infrastructure and Municipal Coordination Bill Hostetter, Co-Chairman (Hostetter Grain) MaryFrances McGarrity, Co-Chairman (Chester County Economic Development Council)
Land Preservation and Open Space Todd Pride, Chairman (The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County)
Transportation Tim Phelps, Chairman (Transportation Management Association of Chester County)
Steering Committee Members James Turner, Co-Chairperson (Chester Water Authority), Terence Farrell, Co-Chairperson (Chester County Commissioner), Art Bernardon (BERNARDON), Daria DiSabatino, Charles Fleischmann (Upper Oxford Township), Martin Harrison (Lincoln University), James T. Horn (The Tri-M Group, LLC), Bill Hostetter (Hostetter Grain),Cheryl B. Kuhn (SCCCC), PA State Representative John Lawrence, Jack London (CCEDC-Partner), Frank Manfredi (Manfredi Co.), MaryFrances McGarrity (CCEDC-Partner), Dennis Melton (Melton Architects), Bob Norris (Next Home LP), Brian O’Leary (CCPC), Tim Phelps (TMACC), Tony Scheivert (New Garden Township), Debra Swayne, Recording Secretary, (The Tri-M Group, LLC)