By JULIE E. GREENE
An equestrian center, athletic fields, a bike track and an area for skateboarding and inline skating are included in a proposed development plan for the Hagerstown Fairgrounds.
The mayor and City Council must endorse a conceptual plan for use of the 68 acres of green space this month before state officials will approve a funding plan that would enable the city to purchase the fairgrounds, said Planning Director Ric Kautz.
Council members will review the proposal today, and the Hagerstown Planning Commission is to review it on Wednesday, Kautz said.
The proposal, which has not been finalized, does not call for demolishing the grandstands, clubhouse or jockey quarters, he said.
The grandstands would be used for community events and the clubhouse for an equestrian center, according to the proposal. The buildings are in good shape, although the roof on the jockey quarters needs repair, he said.