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Town house plat plan approved by Planning Commission

April 07, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

HAGERSTOWN - In a split vote, the Hagerstown Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a preliminary plat plan for 204 town houses off Burhans Boulevard.

The project, called Linwood Hollow, would be near Sweeney and Noland drives.

The planning commission approved the preliminary plat 4-2.

Chairman Douglas S. Wright Jr. and commission members Frederick A. Nugent, Dennis C. Miller and F. Christian Wright IV voted yes.

Commission members Kristin B. Aleshire and Martin E. Brubaker voted no.

Commission member James W. Stone abstained.

The commission will review the plan again as a final plat.

Aleshire, who is also a Hagerstown city councilman, said during Tuesday's city council meeting that he expected Linwood Hollow to get preliminary plat approval.

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He noted that the approval would come before the city could pass either a new standard for cluster development or an Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance.

Plans filed with the city for Linwood Hollow say that the minimum lot size for the residential zone it is in is 3,500 square feet.

However, the city allows smaller lots for cluster developments, and the average lot size for this project would be 2,800 square feet, the plans say.

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