CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An alternative to a proposed land exchange between Chambersburg and the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation drew no support Wednesday night from the Borough Council.
In April, the council voted to support the concept of an exchange with the corporation. The proposal calls for the borough to trade two sites near the confluence of the Conococheague Creek and Falling Spring for downtown properties owned by the nonprofit development group.
In June, Citizens for Representative Government, a group opposing the exchange, presented its concept, a two-tiered parking area to be developed by the borough, topped by up to three stories of office space.
"We took a look at the plan and we feel it won't work," said David Sciamanna, executive director of the corporation. He said his group has already spent more than $750,000 on its project and buying and demolishing additional buildings under the citizens' group's plan would cost $400,00 more.