Wheat First plan approved by planners

December 12, 1997

The Hagerstown Planning Commission approved plans Wednesday night for a new 6,120-square-foot building for Wheat First Butcher Singer off Eastern Boulevard, a city official said.

The commission approved the site plan and subdivision of the lot by separate 6-0 votes, said Matt Davis, a city planner.

Commission member Alfred W. Boyer was absent.

The brokerage firm plans to consolidate its two downtown Hagerstown offices into a larger one off Eastern Boulevard by May 1, Jim Holzapfel, the firm's managing director, has said.

The brokerage firm has offices at 33 W. Franklin St. and 6 W. Washington St.

Wheat First will lease the building at 1145 Professional Court near FirstLook Photo for at least five years from local developer Richard McCleary, Holzapfel has said.


McCleary said the one-story, brick building will cost about $600,000.

The Richmond, Va.-based brokerage firm's name will be Wheat First Union by the time it opens at its new Hagerstown office, Holzapfel said.

The firm is merging with First Union, based in Charlotte, N.C.

- Julie E. Greene

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