Planning Commission approves restaurant, convenience store
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Members of the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday approved construction of a new Ruby Tuesday restaurant on the outskirts of Charles Town and a convenience store near the Fox Glen subdivision on W.Va. 9.
The votes followed minor discussions among commission members about signs for the restaurant project and potential dangers of buried gasoline tanks on nearby wells and water supplies for the gas station and convenience store.
It was agreed that new federal regulations for underground tanks would protect water supplies. The new restaurant will be built on a 1.5-acre site along a strip of existing eateries, including a Denny's and a Burger King, on the north side of Willow Spring Drive and the south side of W.Va. 51. First Charles Town Group owns the land.
The restaurant chain was represented by Heather L. Ziegler, a design engineer from the RBA Group of Engineers, Architects and Planners of Columbia, Md.