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Washington County Planning Commission briefs

June 07, 2005|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

Laundromat complex plans OK'd


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a site plan for an ice cream parlor and laundromat on Oak Ridge Drive near Hagerstown.

Senior Planner Lisa Kelly Pietro said the site plan for the South Pointe Ice Cream Parlor includes an ice cream business and a laundromat in a 1,400-square-foot building in commercial area already being developed. Pietro said the businesses will be accessible off Villa Ridge and South Pointe drives.

Medical office site plan gets the nod


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a site plan for the Locust Place Professional Center on the northwest side of Robinwood Drive.

Senior Planner Lisa Kelly Pietro said the site plan calls for a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building for medical offices. She said the offices would be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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Request to change sale rules denied


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday denied a request by a 3-2 vote to waive a restriction that prohibits the sale of a property outside of the owner's family.

According to planning documents, Sabrina Ramroop requested that the commission lift a 10-year restriction on the resale of a lot that was created upon preliminary/final plat approval in June 2001 despite its lack of direct access to Broadfording Road. The restriction states Ramroop could not sell the land to anyone who was not a member of the immediate family during that time.

Planner Misty Wagner-Grillo said the owner wants to sell it because she intends to move to Florida.

Planning commission Chairman Donald Ardinger, who did not vote on the variance request, said the resale restriction was designed to allow family members to use portions of property owned by their kin.

Ardinger said he does not approve of the concept of the 10-year restrictions because "it's too easy for people to take advantage of the system."

Ordinance variance meets approval


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a subdivision ordinance variance in the Hancock area.

According to planning documents, Kenneth Johnson of Baltimore intends to purchase property along Slabtown Road for recreational and agricultural use.

Johnson, who attended Monday's meeting, said he has no intention of developing the approximately 40 acres involved in the land deal.

Rosewood Village's third phase OK'd


The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved the third phase of a subdivision off Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown.

That phase of the Rosewood Village subdivision includes at least 96 town house-style condominiums and a 40,500-square-foot commercial shopping area on 13.1 gross acres.

The commission granted a change to the setback allowance for a portion of the property.

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