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Planning Commission OKs site plan for development

November 05, 2002|by TARA REILLY

The Washington County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve a site plan for a 166-unit residential development off Maugans Avenue.

County Planner S.T. Goodrich said the development, called Seneca Ridge, includes 73-single-family homes and 93 townhouses on 52 acres across the street from Maugansville Elementary School.

The development is proposed by FB-One Limited Partnership.

The development is expected to bring in about 72 students who would attend Maugansville Elementary School, Western Heights Middle School and North Hagerstown High School.

Planning Commission member George Anikis said he had some concerns about the increased enrollment for Maugansville, but ex-officio member Bert Iseminger said it's likely that a larger school would be built to house both Maugansville and Conococheague elementary students.

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The townhouses will be 3-story units with one car garages, driveways and additional parking, Goodrich said.

The entrance to the development will connect to Maugans Avenue, and a traffic signal will be installed.

The site is within the county's Urban Growth Area, which is a government-identified area in which development is encouraged.

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