Site owner withdraws request for special zoning

June 18, 2002|by TARA REILLY

The owner of a site proposed for a 990-unit residential development near Black Rock Golf Course on Monday withdrew his request for a special zoning designation, Washington County officials said.

County Attorney Richard Douglas said Manny Shaool sent a fax to the county stating he was pulling the application for a special zoning designation that would have helped pave the way for the high-density development.

Douglas said Shaool did not state why he was pulling the application.

Shaool could not be reached for comment.

The Washington County Commissioners were scheduled to vote on the request this morning. Last month, the Washington County Planning Commission recommended that the commissioners reject the application.


Douglas said Shaool has the option of making changes to the plan and then resubmitting the application to the county at any time.

Should the plan change substantially, a public hearing would have to be held on the proposal, Douglas said.

If the commissioners had denied the request, Shaool would have had to wait a year before he could resubmit the application, Douglas said.

Shaool had requested a Planned Urban Development zoning designation for 221 acres on the north side of Mount Aetna Road east of Sasha Boulevard. A PUD allows higher-density development on a property than would be allowed under existing zoning.

The plan called for 217 single-family homes, 70 duplexes, 223 townhouses and 480 condominiums.

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