The Carlisle Pike (SR 0011) in Hampden Township has developed over the years as a collection of businesses set back from the street with individual driveways and parking lots. Pedestrians and bicyclists are not accommodated properly and the corridor suffers from an auto-dominance that leads to frequent traffic congestion.
Dawood Engineering, Inc. was selected by Hampden Township Board of Commissioners to participate in the initial phase of zoning and transportation initiatives for the southern part of the Township in the form of a Special Development District (SDD). The purpose of the SDD was to create a special zone that allowed mixed-use development with the intent of encouraging vertical rather than horizontal development. The area of focus of the SDD was the Carlisle Pike from the Township’s eastern boundary with Camp Hill to the Route 581 Interchange. Our efforts involved developing transportation alternatives that addressed traffic congestion and provided property owners the ability to redevelop properties in such a way that created a sustainable environment for residents and visitors to live, work, play and shop. The ultimate goal of the SDD was to create a revitalized Hampden Town Center that will convert this portion of the Township into a destination with regional impact and appeal.