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Rezoning sought for office building

July 21, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

scottb@herald-mail.com

A company planning to build a four-story, 80,000-square-foot office building adjacent to the Centre at Antietam on Eastern Boulevard wants the city to rezone the property.

The request is part of a combined application to rezone approximately 20 acres along Eastern Boulevard between Dual Highway and Jefferson Boulevard from residential to commercial general zoning.

Dahbura Enterprises LLC asked for the rezoning because of the planned office building, which would occupy a five-acre lot, company President Bud Dahbura said.

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Dahbura Enterprises owns Hub Plaza, a three-story, 60,000-square-foot office building across Eastern Boulevard from the proposed new building, he said.

Zoning Administrator Deborah Everhart said Dahbura will need the rezoning to develop the proposed office building.

The rezoning request includes an adjacent 15-acre parcel fronting Eastern Boulevard which extends to within about 600 feet of Jefferson, Everhart said. The land is owned by Kensington LLC.

Kensington President Wayne Alter said there is not a specific planned use for the property at this point.

Alter said he owns an additional 19 acres on Eastern, Boulevard behind the land involved in the rezoning request. The company plans to put a residential development on there.

The two companies are separate entities but submitted a combined rezoning application, Alter said.

The Hagerstown Planning Commission is scheduled to hear the rezoning request at an Aug. 14 meeting, Everhart said. There will be a public hearing on the request.

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