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Chambersburg Official Map - Adopted by Town Council 8/25/14

On Monday August 25, 2014, the Chambersburg Town Council adopted the first edition of the Chambersburg Official Map.

What is an Official Map? 

It’s a futuristic look at possible improvements to Borough Transportation Corridors; as authorized by law under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC).

Were there public meetings/public hearings before this map project was adopted? 

Yes, there were 14 public meetings on this map: September 24, 2012, October 2, 2012, July 2, 2013, Aug. 6, 2013, Sep.3, 2013, Oct. 1, 2013, Nov. 5, 2013, Dec. 3, 2013, Mar. 17, 2014, April 1, 2014, April 14, 2014, June 3, 2014, June 9, 2014 and August 25, 2014.

Who else reviewed the Official Map prior to adoption? 

Prior to adoption, the Official Map was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission and reviewed by the Franklin County Planning Commission, the Franklin County Municipal Planning Organization, and neighboring municipalities.

Is the Official Map set for good?  

No, per the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, the Borough can amend, change, add or delete items on the Official Map following a specific process. That process always begins with a review of possible map changes by the Chambersburg Planning and Zoning Commission. On Monday August 25, 2014, Town Council referred three preliminary items to the Commission for additional study: 1) should the project depicted upon the map recommending a widening of US Route 30 east of East Point Avenue be deleted? 2) should major streets and routes recommended by or in place as one-way streets (i.e. Main Street, Lincoln Way, Queen Street, Broad Street, Commerce Street, Second St, etc.) be transitioned to or preserved as two-way streets with slower speeds and more traditional pedestrian friendly streetscapes including traffic roundabouts? and 3) should Loudon Street be one-way or two-way? These questions, as well as other future questions may lead to future map amendments.

The Official Map is one of a series of maps associated with the Borough’s existing Comprehensive Plan. The Plan, adopted by Town Council in 2008, contains all sorts of other maps including zoning and future land use. We also have a separate Recreation Master Plan with its own future trails and greenways map.

Official Map Documents

Official Map - August 25, 2014 - Exhibit A

This was the adopted map, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Official Map Ordinance (Local Law) - August 25, 2014

Official Map Exhibit B (List of Projects) - August 25, 2014

Other Maps Also Adopted

Map 1: Chambersburg Town Council’s Future Land Use Plan Map 2013
Map 2: Chambersburg Town Council’s Future Recreation Facilities, Trails, & Greenways Map 2005
Map 3: Chambersburg Town Council’s Zoning Map as amended 2013

If you have questions, please contact Phil Wolgemuth at 717-251-2436 or