CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "We've honored our founders with a parking lot," Chambersburg Councilman Carl Helman said Wednesday night.
He was talking about existing conditions along the east bank of the Falling Spring that the borough wants to exchange for other downtown property owned by the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation.
The council endorsed the plan despite opposition from local historians and veterans' groups. The borough and development corporation must finalize the plan before an ordinance can be drafted, Council President Bernard Washabaugh said after the vote.
The corporation wants to use two parcels along the spring for commercial development and is working with a potential client to build on one of the sites.