By STEVEN T. DENNIS
FORT RITCHIE - The Fort Ritchie Local Redevelopment Authority and the Washington County Commissioners are moving forward on a plan to create the PenMar Development Corp., which would own the fort and oversee development after the Army leaves in 1998.
The Maryland Legislature must pass a bill to create the corporation, which would be modeled after the Maryland Economic Development Corp. Officials are rushing to beat a Feb. 28 deadline for introducing bills this session.
Local Redevelopment Authority Director Robert Sweeney presented the County Commissioners with a rough draft of the bill Tuesday. Sweeney said all of the members of the county delegation would sponsor the bill.