Bear Farm Re-Zoning

I have been following the re-zoning request for the Bear Farm (about 170 acres) along Barnstable Road.  Here is a link to Google Maps.

This is what I have learned so far.  The request is to change the property from Agricultural to Residential for a proposed housing development.  One of a thousand proposed site plans was reviewed at the township planning meeting on August 25th.  The plan is for about 200 residences in a mix of housing styles including something called “workforce housing”. There will be multiple accesses to Barnstable Road and one new road to McAllister Church Road.

This will most likely be reviewed on Monday (August 12th) at the WCCoG meeting that will be held at the West Pennsboro Township Building (2150 Newville Road Carlisle) at 2:00PM.  The WCCoG website is not up to date however here is the link.

This will also be reviewed by the Cumberland County Planning Commission on Thursday (August 15th).  Planning Commission meetings are held at 7:30 AM at the Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Conference Room B, Carlisle.  The county is maintaining a very up to date website.  Here is the meeting agenda.  Here is the re-zoning application with all the details.

I plan on attending the Planning Commission meeting if possible.

Please pass this along if you know of anyone that may be interested.

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