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Planning agency approves annexation plan

June 02, 1998

The proposed annexation of 415 acres of land by Hagerstown, including land for the $40 million Centre at Hagerstown shopping center, got a boost Monday night from the Washington County Planning Commission.

The planning commission ruled that the annexation of land in the northwest quadrant of the Interstate 81/U.S. 40 interchange was consistent with the county's comprehensive plan.

About 79 acres is to be used for the shopping center.

However, the commission also agreed with county planners that the county water and sewer plan would have to be revised before the sewer from the shopping center could go to the city's sewage treatment plant.

County Planning Director Robert Arch said that, in his opinion, the plan now shows that the sewer should go to the county's Conococheague Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Several County Commissioners have said that they want the sewage from the shopping center to go to their plant rather than to the city, because the county's plant is underused.

Arch said that any development on the property could be subject to the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, which would require developers to pay fees because of the effect the development would have on county roads.

The city will hold a public hearing on the annexation June 9 at City Hall before the Hagerstown City Council votes on final approval.

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