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Maugansville Elementary School plan wins Planning Commission OK

January 10, 2006|by TARA REILLY

The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday night unanimously approved the site plan for a new Maugansville Elementary School, which will have the capacity to hold 735 students.

The approval is contingent upon comments made by various agencies, such as the Hagerstown Water and Sewer Department, that review plans submitted to the county.

Planning Commission members said the site plan would be brought back for their review should the agencies raise major concerns.

The two-story, 64,743-square-foot school will be built behind the existing Maugansville school, which is slated to be demolished.

The plan includes a bus loop ,a student drop-off area and a pedestrian crosswalk across Maugans Avenue, which would be monitored by a crossing guard.

The Facilities Master Plan available on the Board of Education's Web site states the new school is scheduled to open in 2007.

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Washington County officials have said the school will cost about $20 million.

Also, the Planning Commission approved the site plan for Garcia Boarding Kennel on Lappans Road.

The land is zoned agricultural (rural), according to the site plan staff report. The facility will have 18 kennels and outside runways.

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