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Council approves rezoning plans

August 06, 1998|By JULIE E. GREENE

Hagerstown City Council members last week approved two rezonings that the property owners said would make the land more marketable.

Northern Comfort Joint Venture of Ocean Pines, Md., had asked that 2.253 acres at 1441 Wesel Blvd. be rezoned from residential to commercial general.

Three possible major tenants had expressed interest in the land next to Nationwide Insurance Co., a company official had said.

There would be room for one service business on the land.

The council voted 4-0 on July 28 to permit the rezoning based on a mistake in the original zoning.

The other rezoning request came from The Newton Co., of York, Pa., that 1.38 acres at 50 E. Wilson Blvd. be rezoned from industrial to commercial.

If the land stayed zoned for industrial use, a 200-foot setback from a residential area along Pope Avenue would have been required, limiting the land's marketability, a company official had said.

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The council approved the Newton Co. rezoning by a 4-0 vote based on a mistake in the original zoning and a change in the character of the neighborhood.

Councilman Alfred W. Boyer was absent.

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