Planning Commission briefs

February 04, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Fort Ritchie subdivision OK'd

The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday night approved a subdivision at the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base on the condition that the land is transferred from the federal government to PenMar Development Corp.

PenMar was created by the Maryland General Assembly to redevelop the former base for business when Fort Ritchie closed in September 1998.

The subdivision totals 32.13 acres and will allow for future development at the base, County Planning Director Robert Arch said.

Planning Commission Chairwoman Paula Lampton abstained from the vote because she also is a member of the PenMar board of directors.

Dunkin' Donuts site plan approved

The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved the site plan for a combined Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins store along Dual Highway.


The 2,270-square-foot store will be built in the parking lot of Foxshire Plaza and will have a drive-thru window.

Washco Developments Inc. is building the facility. Developer Fasson Shaool said last week he hopes the store will be completed by the summer.

Credit union site plan gets a nod

The Washington County Planning Commission approved a site plan that allows the construction of a Bulldog Federal Credit Union at the northeast intersection of Sharpsburg Pike north of Poffenberger Road.

The plan calls for a two-story bank and office building. The building will be 7,600 square feet.

Senior Planner Lisa Pietro said the bank will employ 20 people and that 370 to 400 customers are expected per day.

The bank will have 24 parking spaces.

Conservation workshop slated

The Washington County Planning Commission will hold a Forest Conservation workshop Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Administrative Annex at 80 W. Baltimore St.

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