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Washington County Planning Commission Briefs

October 07, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Commission OKs FedEx site plan


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday approved the final site plan for FedEx Ground to build a 480,000-square-foot package distribution facility on the western end of Halfway Boulevard.

Acting Planning Director Steve Goodrich said the Pittsburgh-based company would employ 700 people. The facility will be located in the Hunter's Green Business Center off Hopewell Road.

It will be the first of 10 hubs to be built over the next six years as part of the company's $1.8 billion network expansion plan, according to a written statement. FedEx Ground confirmed in July its plans to open a center in the Hagerstown area.

FedEx Ground is a division of FedEx Corp.




Planners approve two cell phone towers


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday approved the site plans for two AT&T Wireless Inc. cellular telephone towers.

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The first site plan was for a 199-foot tower on the McKee farm on the south side of Resley Road near Hancock.

The other plan was for a 190-foot monopole cell tower on the 128-acre Cook farm at 14127 Breezy Acres Road.

The Board of Zoning Appeals granted a special exception for the Cook Farm tower on March 7.

According to the Board of Zoning Appeals decision, that tower will provide coverage to AT&T Wireless customers along Md. 60 and in the Leitersburg area.

Three residents testified against granting the special exception, citing concerns that the tower wouldn't be attractive in the area.




Commission OKs development plat


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday approved the final plat for 166 residential units on the north side of Maugans Avenue near Interstate 81.

The units are part of the Seneca Ridge development, which will have a total of 286 units, Acting Planning Director Steve Goodrich said.

Goodrich said 120 apartment units previously were approved by the Planning Commission.

The 166 units approved Monday consist of 73 single-family homes and 93 townhouses on 40.39 acres, according to a planning document.

The Washington County Commissioners have approved an agreement for the plan's developer to make a financial contribution to road and school improvements in that area, the document states.




Subdivision approved


An 89-residential-unit subdivision received approval from the Washington County Planning Commission on Monday.

The subdivision, North Village Section 2, is on the north side of Long Meadow Road on 32.5 acres.

All 89 lots will be used for single-family homes.

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