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Borough of Chambersburg Vision 2035 Comprehensive Plan


September 6, 2022

On Monday, September 12, 2022, Town Council will conduct a Public Hearing and then consider approving a new comprehensive plan for the Borough entitled Chambersburg Vision 2035. The Public Hearing will be held during the regularly scheduled Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Utility Departments Addition to Borough Hall, 100 South Second Street, which can be accessed from the entrance off the parking lot to the rear of the building. The entrance is next to the flagpoles.

The draft plan can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

The public is encouraged to review the draft plan and participate in this important Town Council Public Hearing, either in-person or virtually. Please plan to attend in-person if you would like to provide comments during the hearing. The Zoom link below can be used to attend virtually, however, it will be limited to broadcast only. Based on Borough policy, there will be no opportunity to use Zoom to provide comments, chat or interactive dialogue during the meeting. Written comments will be accepted before the meeting and read by Borough staff during the hearing. Written comments will be accepted until Monday, September 12, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. and should be mailed to the Borough of Chambersburg, 100 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA, 17201, to the attention of Phil Wolgemuth, Deputy Borough Manager, or emailed to Mr. Wolgemuth at


When: Sep 12, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Chambersburg Town Council Meeting
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In 2021, planning consultant Michael Baker International guided Borough representatives, a committee of 16 citizens appointed by Town Council and the public through a 12-month process to prepare a new comprehensive plan, Chambersburg Vision 2035. A comprehensive plan, also known as a general plan, master plan or land use plan, is a Council-approved strategic planning document designed to guide the future actions of our local municipality. The comprehensive plan also presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for various activities that affect local government. Municipalities update their plans from time to time, with the Borough last adopting a comprehensive plan in 2008.

After conducting public meetings to review and discuss the draft plan in April, May and June, the Borough Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the draft plan to Town Council on June 7, 2022.

On June 27, 2022 and July 11, 2022, Town Council reviewed and discussed the draft plan and scheduled a Public Hearing for Monday, September 12, 2022, after which they will consider approving a Resolution to formally adopt the new comprehensive plan. In preparation for the Public Hearing, the draft plan was provided to the Chambersburg Area School District, Franklin County and municipalities surrounding the Borough, Greene, Guilford and Hamilton Townships, for review and comment. A legal advertisement was also published in the newspaper.

Any person that has questions or needs accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to gain access to or participate in the Town Council Public Hearing should contact Phil Wolgemuth, Deputy Borough Manager, at 717-251-2436 or at