Construction plans go to planning commission

February 25, 1997


Staff Writer

Plans for construction of almost 50 townhouses and several single-family homes will be presented for approval at today's Hagerstown Planning Commission meeting.

Construction on the first six of 80 townhouses off Edgewood Drive should begin by the end of March, according to the developer.

The Hagerstown Planning Commission in January gave The Churchey Group site plan approval for 80 single-story, brick townhouses, said Deborah Everhart, the city's zoning administrator.


The commission tonight will decide whether to approve the lots for the first 20 townhouses to be built along Langley Drive.

The first six townhouses should be complete by June, said Tricia Churchey, a member of The Churchey Group.

The Englebrook Park townhouses are not being limited to older people, but are being built to accommodate older residents, she said.

The two-bedroom homes will have no steps, and will be handicap-accessible. They will have cathedral ceilings, skylights, a garage, heated floors and custom-made kitchens by Hess, Churchey said.

The commission will consider a proposed site plan for 24 townhouses behind the Ames Shopping Center, Everhart said.

The townhouses would be built on roughly three of the 27.7 acres off Tracey's Lane on land known as Masser Properties, which is owned by Stephen Pearl, she said.

The commission also will consider approving a site plan for 17 single-family houses on West Irvin Avenue in the Brighton Manor development, she said.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall.

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