Gated community slated for Hagerstown

May 06, 1997


Staff Writer

Construction is to begin this month on Hagerstown's first gated community, which is to be surrounded by a 6-foot-high wall, according to a local developer.

David Lyles and David Rider plan to build 178 one-story townhomes off Security Road. The development, Summerland Manor, will be surrounded by a 6-foot-high brick wall that will stretch 1.3 miles, Lyles said Monday.

A security guard will be positioned at the gate, he said.

"People want to be able to pick up and leave and not worry about their house," Lyles said.

Summerland Manor should be completed within eight to 10 years. Construction is expected to begin on May 15, with the first 32 town homes to be completed by January 1999, he said.


The Hagerstown Planning Commission will consider site plan approval for the first 32 homes at its 7 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, May 28, officials said.

The two or three bedroom townhomes will be priced from $110,000 to $130,000, Lyles said.

A visitors center with a model town home is expected to be ready by late summer.

The roughly 27-acre development will be south of Security Road and east of Pangborn Boulevard. It will have an activity center with an exercise room and meeting room, Lyles said.

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