US 340 East Gateway Plan

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DRAFT US 340 Corridor East Gateway Plan (delivered to County Commission 08-09-12)

Latest US 340 News: During the May 15th Planning Commission meeting, members discussed the draft version of the US 340 East Gateway Corridor Plan.  The goal of the May 15th meeting was to provide final input by the Planning Commission to the DRAFT version that is now available to the public for input.  The public hearing is scheduled for June 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Charles Town Library.  To view the May 16th version, click here.  (For your convenience the table of contents in this document have been linked.  Please click on an item in the table of contents to be taken directly to your desired page.)

To provide public comment prior to the June 12th meeting, please provide feedback by June 8, 2012, via  commentary in a Word document, via e-mail, to  If you do not have access to e-mail, written comments will also be accepted in the Planning Office at 116 East Washington Street, Charles Town.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact 304-728-3228.

Latest US 340 News: During the April 10th Planning Commission meeting, members will discuss the draft version of the US 340 East Gateway Corridor Plan.  The goal of the April 10th meeting is to provide final input to a version of the Plan that will be made available to the public for their input at a Public Hearing, tentatively scheduled for June.  To view the April 10th draft version, click here.

Thank you for your interest in the US Route 340 Corridor East Gateway Plan.  This study, led by the Jefferson County Departments of Planning & Zoning Staff, is a collaborative process to create a small area plan using a series of meetings to gather citizen input related to land use management and future planning efforts for the land area located along US Route 340 between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  

Five public meetings were held to gather citizen input:

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. - Charles Town Library

Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. - Harpers Ferry KOA

Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. - Charles Town Library

Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. - C. W. Shipley Elementary

Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 a.m. - C.W. Shipley Elementary

Public Meeting Document Library

March 26, 2011 Public Meeting
June 16, 2011 Public Meeting
September 17, 2011 Public Meeting
December 6, 2011 Public Meeting
January 19, 2012 Public Meeting
March 8, 2012 County Commission/Planning Commission Workshop

Project Plan Flow Chart & Project Brochure and Maps

  • Click here - Scenario 3:  Full Build-Out (PDF)

    Maximum flexibility in land use, allowing for a larger area of retail, office, manufacturing, and other types of commercial and industrial land uses.  Additionally, this scenario envisions an expanded area for residential development, at higher densities.  This scenario will result in high intensity use of the land within the US 340 study area.

The three scenarios listed above are intended to:
  • Represent a broad range of general patterns for different locations along the US 340 Corridor
  • Reflect the broad feedback received during the two previous public workshops and from the MetroQuest survey
  • Show a menu of choices to represent different values and policy choices
  • Show general locations of possible future land use activities
  • Show how the corridor could look in 25 years
  • Act as the starting point in the selection of a preferred land use scenario

The three scenarios are NOT intended to:

  • Be definitive, complete or detailed plans
  • Limit the discussion about land use on the 340 corridor
  • Locate land uses on an individual land-parcel level
  • Represent a plan to rezone any individual property
  • Reflect current real estate market conditions, utility locations, or other existing conditions

Click here - MetroQuest Phase I Public Feedback Data Map (Interactive website) 

Click here - MetroQuest Phase I Public Feedback Data Map (PDF)

Click here - US 340 East Corridor with Study Areas/Existing Land Use (PDF)