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Planning commission OKs 'cluster' development plan

January 11, 2005

The Washington County Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant a developer the right to use a cluster concept for development on a property at Wright and Hopewell roads.

Planning Commission Chairman Donald Ardinger said the commission recommended about two months ago that Frederic M. Frederick, president of Frederick, Seibert & Associates Inc., consider revising the plan to include "cluster" development at the William Taylor subdivision, thus preserving more forest area on the property.

The revised plan also would provide an easier path for Wright Road to be routed through the development, as well, according to information released by the Planning Commission.

"It's a lot better layout," Frederick said at Monday's meeting. "I'm glad the commission point us in this direction."

The clustering will allow the developer to build at the same density, 102 housing units, as its original concept plan, Seibert said.

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