By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A new Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse will create almost 100 jobs, according to developer Bruce Van Wyk.
The Martinsburg Planning Commission Wednesday night approved a site plan for the project on more than 20 acres off W.Va. 45 that was annexed by the city last month. The approval was contingent on more landscaping for a residential area on nearby Old Arden Road.
"Lowe's put an enormous amount of landscaping" into the site plan, but agreed to more to satisfy the concerns of the commission, Van Wyk said Thursday. He said the stormwater management plan must also get final approval from the city's consulting engineer.
City Engineer Mike Covell said Lowe's has agreed not to use Old Arden Road for delivery trucks or customers, addressing traffic concerns raised by residents last year.