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Jefferson Co. planning commission briefs

August 28, 2002

Plans approved for new Baptist church



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A new Victory Free Will Baptist Church will be built in the Kramer subdivision along Halltown Road, according to Jefferson County Planning Commission officials.

The proposed new church, which received preliminary approval from the Jefferson County Planning Commission Tuesday night, will be built in three phases.

The first phase will involve construction of a sanctuary, said John Laughland, an engineer who is working on the project for the church.

The next phase will include an auxiliary building for educational services and social events, and the third phase will involve construction of another sanctuary, Laughland said.

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The original building will be converted to a social building, Laughland said.

The planning commission approved a community impact statement for the church.




Plumbing warehouse approved by planners



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A new warehouse for Harpers Ferry Plumbing and Heating was given preliminary approval by the Jefferson County Planning Commission Tuesday night.

The proposed new warehouse will be built next to the site of a proposed new Victory Free Will Baptist church in the Kramer subdivision along Halltown Road.

The warehouse will be 4,000 square feet and will only be used for workers at the plumbing business, according to plans presented to the planning commission.

The planning commission approved a community impact statement for the business.




Subdivision will be built without interior road



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A six-lot subdivision proposed along Box Factory Road will be allowed to avoid a county rule that requires an interior road to be built in a subdivision to serve homes.

The Burch Manor subdivision, a half-mile from the intersection of Box Factory Road and Summit Point Road, was originally proposed to have two lots, said Stephen R. Bockmiller, chief planner for Jefferson County.

Now the developer, Robert W. Burch, is adding four more lots, Bockmiller said.

County land use laws require an interior road to be built in the subdivision to serve the homes, Bockmiller said. Officials with the project believe one is not needed, particularly since there is not much traffic on the road.

The Jefferson County Planning Commission approved a variance for Burch to allow him to build two entrances off Box Factory Road to serve the four additional lots.

- Dave McMillion

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