WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Public hearings on nine rezoning applications involving more than 1,000 acres of mostly agricultural land in Washington Township will be held Nov. 20 in the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue fire hall in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
The Washington Township Board of Supervisors set the date for the 7 p.m. hearing at Monday night's meeting.
Included in the requests is a property that could become the location of a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The township's planning commission last month heard a presentation from a Pittsburgh developer outlining plans for the retail giant to build a store on 24 acres of the Anthony Bittner farm off Pa. 16 east of Waynesboro.
The nine parcels of farmland run north from the intersection of Buchanan Trail East and Old Pen Mar Road, then behind the Food Lion shopping center, across Old Forge Road to Country Club Road and across Gehr Road to Pa. 997.