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City Council OKs Eastern Boulevard rezoning request

October 16, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday placed three conditions on its support of the proposed rezoning from residential to commercial general of about 20 acres along Eastern Boulevard between Dual Highway and Jefferson Boulevard.

The council is scheduled to vote at its Oct. 22 meeting on the rezoning request, which was made by two developers who are separate entities.

The conditions are:

  • The developers must add a natural forest buffer between the rezoned property and property near Pangborn Boulevard.

  • The main access point must be across from Professional Court.

  • Eastern Boulevard must be widened along the property.


At a Sept. 24 public hearing before the council, six Pangborn Boulevard area residents expressed concern about a possible negative impact of the rezoning.

At its Aug. 28 meeting, the Hagerstown Planning Commission recommended the council approve the rezoning.

Dahbura Enterprises LLC requested the rezoning of five acres to accommodate plans to build a four-story, 80,000-square-foot office building adjacent to the Centre at Antietam Creek on Eastern Boulevard. Dahbura Enterprises owns Hub Plaza, a three-story, 60,000-square-foot office building across Eastern Boulevard from the proposed new building.

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Kensington LLC President Wayne Alter requested the rezoning of an adjacent 15-acre parcel fronting Eastern Boulevard. Alter has said there is not a planned use for the property at this point.

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