Planning Commission briefs

December 03, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Site plan for 82-room hotel meets approval

The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a site plan for an 82-room hotel on the Valley Mall complex.

The five-story BIP Inn is planned for 2.1 acres on the northwest corner of Cole Road and Massey Boulevard, planning documents state.

County Associate Planner Jill Baker said the inn will also have a swimming pool and a fountain in front of the building.

The land is owned by Crown America, which also owns the Valley Mall.

The inn will employ eight people and be open 24 hours a day year-round, Baker said. Ninety-three parking spaces are planned for the inn.


Different types of shrubs, trees and flowers will be built around the property, Baker said.

Iseminger participates in last meeting

After 16 years on the board, Washington County Ex-Officio Planning Commission member Bert Iseminger participated in his last planning commission meeting Monday night.

Iseminger served on the commission for 12 years before becoming an ex-officio member in 1998 after he was elected a Washington County Commissioner. He was not re-elected in his bid for a second term as a County Commissioner, and had to step down from the planning commission as an ex-officio member as a result.

Planning Commission Chairwoman Paula Lampton presented Iseminger with a gift on behalf of the commission.

"I know the county's in good hands," Iseminger said.

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