CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A requested change in zoning for Chambersburg Hospital will be reviewed by the Chambersburg Planning and Zoning Commission following a vote Tuesday by the Borough Council.
The hospital is asking that an area from the west side of North Coldbrook Avenue to North Seventh Street be changed from residential to a health care service district, according to the proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance. The hospital owns the majority of the properties on that side of Coldbrook and on Seventh, according to John Massimilla, the hospital's vice president for operations.
Massimilla and Bryan Salzmann, an attorney for the hospital, presented the plan for the district, which included 26 permitted uses, including outpatient clinics, professional offices, laboratories and parking areas.
The hospital is a non-conforming use in a residential zone, so many changes at the facility have to be approved by variance or special exception by the borough's zoning hearing board. Massimilla said Monday that creating the district would eliminate that step.