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Traffic concerns addressed

September 14, 1999

FUNKSTOWN - The attorney representing a South Carolina development group in the effort to rezone land southwest of the Edgewood Drive and U.S. 40 intersection for commercial use addressed town officials' concerns about traffic implications Monday night.

William Wantz, attorney for ATW Enterprises, said he came to the Mayor and Town Council meeting because he learned town officials were unhappy they weren't notified of the City of Hagerstown's hearing on the proposed rezoning.

Wantz said he wanted to answer any questions they had about the rezoning.

Funkstown officials should have been notified of the hearing because development of the land, although outside the town limits, will directly affect traffic in the already congested town, Mayor Robert L. Kline said.

The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council sent a letter to the Hagerstown Mayor and Town Council on Aug. 20 opposing the rezoning.

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The proposed commercial zoning will generate no more traffic than if the land were developed with multi-family housing under its current high-density residential zoning, Wantz said.

The Hagerstown Planning Commission has recommended the rezoning, he said.

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