The Hagerstown roundhouse got another reprieve Friday, but some who attended a two-hour, closed-door meeting offered dim hope of saving the historic railroad property.
Roundhouse owner CSX Real Property agreed to wait until the end of the month before moving forward with its plans to raze the crumbling building, officials who attended the meeting said afterward.
That gives Hagerstown and Washington County officials more time to investigate the possibility of taking over the 45-acre site.
A joint meeting between the Hagerstown City Council and Washington County Commissioners is set for July 28, said Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II.
Bruchey called Friday's meeting at the Roundhouse Museum on Burhans Boulevard productive, but said there's still no deal.
One major hangup is the property's environmental concerns, officials said.
"Unfortunately, they're probably more extensive than we anticipated before coming here," Bruchey said.
Councilman Alfred W. Boyer said he doesn't think the city can afford to assume responsibility for possible underground oil contamination.