schedule & events

The Borough of Carlisle announces the next steps in the implementation of the Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan. There are two public workshops scheduled for February 2014.

TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC WORKSHOP                                                                       – Tuesday February 18th at 6:30 PM at Carlisle Borough Hall.

A key aspect of the Urban Redevelopment Plan is the emphasis on multi-modal transportation improvements, especially related to N. Hanover Street (U.S. Route 11), Carlisle Spring Road (PA Route 34), Fairground Avenue and B Street, including the major intersections of these and adjacent roadways. Concepts for how these key transportation resources may be improved are being developed through the EPA funded effort. The community is invited to participate in a public workshop on February 18th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Borough Hall.

The public workshop will include an overview of the entire EPA funded effort as the next phase of the Urban Redevelopment Plan implementation and an emphasis on exhibits highlighting specific improvement options for each of the roadways and intersections listed.

 

STORMWATER PUBLIC WORKSHOP                                                                               – Wednesday February 19th @ 6:30 PM at Carlisle Borough Hall.

A key aspect of the Urban Redevelopment Plan is the emphasis on green infrastructure improvements, specifically related to addressing localized flooding and stormwater management in the Borough, especially within the redevelopment project area. The community is invited to participate in a public workshop on February 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Borough Hall.

The public workshop will include an overview of the entire EPA funded effort as the next phase of the Urban Redevelopment Plan implementation.  The majority of the workshop will focus on having the community provide input on potential areas of need and concerns and specific locations that require stormwater management improvements.

DRAFT URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTATION – Monday May 20th, 2013 @ 7 p.m.

The project team will present a comprehensive list of draft recommendations organized by key topic areas including: land use; economic development; and transportation/ infrastructure. The community will have the opportunity to learn about each of the recommendations, provide feedback, and comment on the “top priorities” for moving ahead toward implementation.

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Expo Center

 

COMMUNITY-WIDE PLANNING AND DESIGN WORKSHOP – March 11th – 14th

Charrette Schedule

MONDAY – March 11th

Kick-off Public Interactive “Activities” Workshop

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Expo Center

Developing a successful strategy for community improvements is based on understanding the details of community understanding of the needs. This meeting will start with a brief presentation on some fundamental elements of effective “placemaking” and how community design can provide greater economic options and improve viability within the marketplace. An open house will follow, with the workshop team available in smaller groups to facilitate discussions around topic-oriented maps and to record comments and ideas and to answer questions.

 

TUESDAY – March 12th

Topic Session: Multi-Modal Transportation

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Borough Hall Council Chambers

Transportation, access and circulation for all members of the community are important aspects of community quality-of-life as well as economic development. Considering all modes and “complete streets” with new green infrastructure to promote better transportation for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit; this focus topic meeting is for those interested in the redevelopment as well as all property owners with the Borough concerned about effective transportation choices. This meeting will start with a presentation of transportation finding and then conclude with a facilitated roundtable discussion about transportation issues and opportunities for improvement.

Report of Community Findings, Food for Thought and Moving Ahead Workshop

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Carlisle Expo Center

The workshop team will provide an overview of what the community had to say to this point in the process, as well as the workshop team’s findings and how it’s been integrated into the ongoing work. The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on “top priorities” for moving ahead. A presentation will be provided to set the stage for the bigger picture sustainability and economic development goals behind the Urban Planning effort.

 

WEDNESDAY – March 13th

Topic Session: The Economy and Real Estate Market

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Borough Hall Council Chambers

Evaluating a marketplace and determining viable redevelopment opportunities to take the redevelopment concepts into reality are important underlying themes during this week’s workshop, and into the months ahead. This meeting will start with a presentation discussing the market analysis of the area as well retail and housing options in traditional urbanism, and then the meeting will conclude with a facilitated roundtable discussion for anyone with insights on the topic.

Topic Session: Community Assets – Parks, Recreation, Arts and Cultural and Historical Resources

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Borough Hall Council Chambers

Carlisle is rich with community assets to build-upon in its economic development strategies. A brief presentation of findings and opportunities will be presented. A discussion will be held focusing on ways to capitalize on the rich park, recreation, arts, cultural and historic resources in the development of enhancement concepts for the project study area in the context of all of Carlisle Borough and the region.

Topic Session: Environmental Resources, Stormwater and Utility Infrastructure

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Borough Hall Council Chambers

Long-term revitalization and economic vitality is based on more than just short-term economic viability, it considers how each improvement and development project fits into the broader environmental health of the community. Considerations range from environmental quality to the protection of local and regional watersheds. A presentation of the regulations and factors that all new development infrastructure must meet along with potential project sustainability goals will be discussed. The meeting will conclude with a facilitated roundtable around the topics of environment and infrastructure will be held, especially to establish priorities and goals for future developments and projects.

Studio Open House

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Borough Hall Council Chambers

All are welcomed during this opportunity to check-in and see project progress and have informal interactions with the workshop team.

 

THURSDAY – March 14th

Workshop Closing Presentation

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Borough Hall Council Chamber

The week’s activities conclude with a presentation at a regularly schedule Borough Council Meeting by the workshop team’s working in collaboration with the community on plans and ideas to shape the future economic development and physical enhancement of the study area.

Here’s what attendees will see:

  • A first rough draft of ideas and plans that connect key components of the projects together into a comprehensive vision for the study area,
  • The revitalization framework for the three former industrial sites; and

The knitting together of project goals with next step strategies that emphasizes placemaking, walkability, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and mixed-use development that highlights Carlisle’s specific community character.

 

URBAN REDEVELOPMENT MEETING – Monday, February 4th @ 7 p.m.

A kick-off public meeting for the Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan project organized by Carlisle borough in partnership with the Cumberland County Planning Department will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4th at Carlisle Borough Hall.

The objective of the Carlisle Redevelopment Plan is to create a unified vision for the redevelopment of the northwest quadrant of the borough including the former International Automotive Components Group property, also known as the Masland/Lear property; Carlisle Tire and Wheel and the Tyco Electronics property along with other recommendations relative to the area’s revitalization.

The properties indicated have been vacant for a number of years. Two have new owners and redevelopment is anticipated in the near future.

The Urban Redevelopment project will be introduced formally to the community at the meeting. Attendees will hear from representatives from Stromberg/Garrigan and Associates, the firm retained by the borough to facilitate the planning process.

The meeting also will offer residents, business owners and other interested parties the opportunity to learn more about the planning process and ask questions.

Project consultants will provide an explanation of the scope of work that will (and will not) be performed.

The consultants will outline the anticipated schedule for the public-planning sessions so those interested in participating can plan accordingly. They also will be available to answer any questions.

For more information on the plan, readers may contact borough manager Matthew Candland at 717-240-6920 or at mcandland@carlislepa.org