Central Adams Joint Comprehensive Plan

Cumberland Township, Gettysburg Borough, and Straban Township, with assistance from the Office of Planning & Development, are in the process of preparing a regional comprehensive plan. This Plan will be known as the Central Adams Joint Comprehensive Plan. ​Check back often as we will be posting updates to this page as the Plan progresses.


Progression of Development - See how certain locations within the Region have developed, or remained rural, through aerial photography dating from 1937 through 2013.   

Character Areas - Character Areas identify locations within the region that have similar form, function, landscapes, or development patterns, as they currently exist.

Growth Areas and Future Land Use - An interactive map was put together to publically present the progression of information used to help develop the draft Future Land Use map and the Designated Growth Areas. This application allowed the user to customize an experience building upon the existing features and Character Areas of the Region.  


Draft Plan - The draft Plan has been submitted to the municipal Planning Commissions. The entire Plan and individual sections are also available through the links below: 

Comments may be directed to the municipality.

Please check with the municipality for the public meeting date.

Contact Information:

Adams County Office of Planning & Development
Andrew Merkel,​
Assistant Director
amerkel@adamscounty.us ​ 
Ph: 337-9824
Cumberland Township
Ben Thomas, Jr.,
Ph: 334-6485
Gettysburg Borough
Charles Gable,
Ph: 334-1160
Straban Township
Sharon Hamm,
Chairperson Supervisor
Ph: 334-4833