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Smithsburg panel postpones decision

September 06, 2002|by TARA REILLY

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Zoning Appeals Board said Thursday it needed more time before it could make a decision on whether to approve a special exception request that would allow 78 apartments for senior citizens on nearly 10 acres along Maple Avenue.

Smithsburg General Store owner Richard Grove made the request for the rental apartments and a community center on land zoned town residential and used for agriculture

Smithsburg's zoning ordinance allows for multi-family dwellings in town residential zoning districts with a special exception.

The land, which is currently a cornfield, is surrounded by the Chips Meadow subdivision, a private dirt road, Maple Avenue and railroad tracks.

The board will meet on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to make a decision.

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