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New office building proposed

August 08, 2000

New office building proposed



By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer


A proposal to demolish three buildings in downtown Hagerstown to make room for a new office building is expected to be presented later this month, city Senior Planner Kathy Maher said Tuesday.

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Marc Silverman of Rockville, Md. is proposing to tear down the buildings at 32-36, 38-40 and 46-48 S. Potomac St. and replace them with a four-story office building with a two-level underground parking garage, Maher said. The buildings that would be demolished include the so-called Tri-State building, which is owned by the city, and the building that once housed the former Double T Lounge.

Maher and other city staff met with Silverman last Wednesday to discuss the plan. Maher said Silverman is expected to make a presentation to the city's Preservation Design District Commission on Aug. 24. The commission oversees the approval of construction within the city's historic districts, which are called Preservation Design Districts.

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The buildings are not historically significant on their own, but because they are within the Downtown Preservation Design District, the demolition and new construction would have to be approved by the commission, Maher said.

Maher said if the project "were to go forward it would be a big deal. But at this point it's just preliminary discussions."

The city has not received any project plans or begun talking about selling the Tri-State building to Silverman, Maher said.

Silverman said it is "too early in the game to talk." He declined to discuss it further.

Maher said the office building would have 88,000 square feet. The two underground levels would have 110 parking spaces, she said.

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