Matt Davis, a city planner, said the council probably will vote on whether to introduce the ordinance changing the zoning at its 7 p.m. regular meeting on Jan. 27.
If the ordinance is introduced, the final vote would be scheduled for late February, he said.
Land purchase for parking approved
Hagerstown City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved purchasing land for $22,000 to expand the North Potomac Street parking lot.
Work has not been scheduled to incorporate the 3,994-square-foot parking lot behind 32-36 E. Washington St. into the larger city parking lot, said Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue. The lot has 13 parking spaces.
City officials want to buy other properties in the area before starting construction, Tissue said. The wall and fence around the lot will be removed, he said.
The land was owned by Martha Bristow and Barval, a corporation owned by Bristow, according to a memo from City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.
Lot at City Park to grow this summer
Construction to provide more parking spaces at Hagerstown's City Park could begin in late summer, City Engineer Bruce Johnston said Tuesday.
The southern parking lot near the concession stand would be redesigned west of the existing lot so that 32 parking spaces would be available, Johnston said.
The lot has room for about 25 spaces now, but is in poor condition, he said.
The lot across from the softball fields on Highland Avenue also would be paved, he said.
The city has budgeted $125,000 for the project, Johnston said.
Yard waste options needed, Boyer says
Hagerstown residents need more opportunities to have their yard waste picked up from the curbside during the winter months, City Councilman Alfred W. Boyer said Tuesday.
Dec. 16 was the last date on which city residents could set out their yard waste for curbside pickup.
Boyer suggested the city provide a dumpster for yard waste or run curbside pickup on a monthly basis until it resumes on a weekly basis in the spring.