Possible facelift for city mulled
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer
The Hagerstown Planning Commission got a look at the potential future of downtown Wednesday night as city planning staff reviewed more than $70 million in potential projects for the area.
The list of proposals reviewed included a $46.5 million Civil War museum, a $12 million office building, a $10.4 million Performing and Visual Arts Center and $4.4 million to create additional parking and park space around a planned state university center site.
Wednesday was the first public presentation of the $4.4 million parking and park space plan, which is being proposed by a task force of the Greater Hagerstown Committee. The plan was discussed behind closed doors with city and Washington County elected officials and members of the local delegation to the General Assembly during meetings over the summer.
Although Wednesday was the first public presentation of the proposal, the details of the plan had already been leaked to the media and reported previously.