Planning

MISSION STATEMENT The guiding principles of the Franklin County Planning Commission are to foster the proper growth of Franklin County to ensure the enjoyment of life by each citizen in a pleasant, healthful, and harmonious environment.

Phil Tarquino

Director

Phil Tarquino

Director

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Rochelle Barvinchack

Planner III

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Elizabeth  Grant

Planner III

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Karoline Schmal

Admin II

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Samuel Thrush

Planner III

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About

The Franklin County Planning Department provides staff support primarily to the Agricultural Land Preservation Board and the Planning Commission. Staff support is also provided to the County Board of Commissioners as requested.

  • The guiding principles of the Franklin County Planning Commission include:
  • Promote economic development to revitalize communities,
  • Sustain open space and the aesthetic and historic characteristics of the County,
  • Protect farms, forests, and streams, and;
  • Safeguard our recreational and valuable natural resources.
  • The Planning Commission intends to maintain these principles by:
  • Providing guidance and sound community planning advice to local governments,
  • Emphasizing regional cooperation in planning efforts, and;
  • Fostering growth and development that will complement existing infrastructure.

The Planning Commission intends to carry out this mission efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner with respect for the role of local government in protecting the public interest.

County Plans

Franklin County Comprehensive Plan - Franklin County Forward

Franklin County Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary

Franklin County Municipal Solid Waste Plan

Franklin County Greenway and Open Space Plan

 

Applications & Guidelines 

Franklin County Agricultural Land Preservation Application

Application for Development Review and Approval

Community Development Block Grant Application Notice

2017 Community Development Block Grant Application

Tourism and Quality of Life Enhancement

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Administrative Annex
First Floor
218 N 2nd St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 261-3855
Fax (717) 264-8667
Office Hours: M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays.

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Recycle

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Long Range Transportation Plan

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