Hagerstown Planning Commission briefs

June 29, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Two medical buildings are planned by doctor

A doctor is planning to put up two medical office buildings, totaling 55,000 square feet, on Howell Road.

Dr. Jamal Ali of Makia LLC is listed as the developer.

The Hagerstown Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 5-0 to approve a site plan for the project, which would be built in two phases next to the Hagerstown Heart office.

There would be 229 parking spaces, 15 more than are required, according to a Planning Department memo.

Planning Director Kathleen Maher said after the meeting that the developer would contribute to the cost of constructing Paul Smith Boulevard, which would run from Howell Road to Dual Highway, crossing Edgewood Drive.

The developer would be part of a special assessment district to help pay for the new boulevard and improvements to the intersection of Edgewood Drive and Dual Highway, Maher said.


Panel OKs plans for two office buildings

Two office buildings of three stories each are planned for Sweeney Drive in Hagerstown Business Park.

David Shaool of Zenith Construction applied for site-plan approval, which the Hagerstown Planning Commission granted 5-0 on Wednesday.

A Planning Department memo on the project says it would have 271 parking spaces, seven more than the city requires.

Developer's concept plan for houses OK'd

Developer Todd Snook's plan to build 64 housing units north of Md. 144 received concept approval on Wednesday.

The proposed two-family houses would be within city limits, between Delwood and Cedar Crest avenues. However, the open space part of the project would be outside the city.

A conceptual master plan for the project says it would have 194 parking spaces.

The Hagerstown Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 4-0 in favor of the concept plan. Vice Chairman James W. Stone abstained.

In January, the land where the homes are planned was part of 66.7 acres the city annexed north and south of Md. 144. At the time, a memo said the land could have 250 housing units.

Planning Director Kathleen Maher said after Wednesday's meeting that the city didn't annex the open-space area because that would have boxed in a parcel that's not part of the city.

Wright to continue as commission chairman

Douglas S. Wright Jr. will serve as chairman of the Hagerstown Planning Commission another year, his colleagues on the commission decided Wednesday.

James W. Stone will remain vice chairman.

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