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Easement granted for handicapped ramp

July 28, 2000

Easement granted for handicapped ramp



An easement has been given for the construction of a ramp outside the former People's building in downtown Hagerstown.

The ramp is expected to be along the West Washington Street side of the building and is intended to make the building handicapped accessible.

The easement, which is needed because the ramp will go on the city-owned sidewalk, was unanimously approved by the City Council earlier this week.

The ramp would extend about 3 feet into the sidewalk, which is more than 11 feet wide at that point, according to city documents.

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Renovations are under way on the building at 3 Public Square.

The building's owners, Public Square Associates, have proposed replacing the corner door with windows, adding a new entrance facing South Potomac Street, and adding the ramp, according to city documents.

The county office of the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation is expected to move into the building.

- Dan Kulin

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