Parking in the downtown setting is often referred to as a necessary evil. However, if planned with care, parking can be an amenity to the setting while providing a needed commodity.
Our work in Chambersburg, providing a Central Core Parking Analysis, reflects this. Data gathered during stakeholder meetings and weekday and weekend parking counts informed analysis and mapping of the area. This led to the creation of alternative concepts for mixed-use development that would include structured parking. Conceptual site plans and renderings brought these alternatives into focus.
A combination of infill development and adaptive reuse will greatly improve the conditions in downtown Chambersburg while providing much-needed parking in the central core.