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Builder plans homes north of city

August 05, 2006|by TARA REILLY

WASHINGTON COUNTY - A national builder who is constructing 224 housing units off Interstate 81 just north of Hagerstown said the westward progression of residential development from Frederick County, Md., and the proximity to highways made Washington County an attractive place.

Beazer Homes, which is based in Atlanta, is building 141 town houses and 83 single-family homes on 53 acres between Cearfoss Pike and Maugansville Road.

Diana Van Stone, vice president of sales and marketing for Beazer Homes, said Friday that the development, known as Greenfield, is the company's first project in Washington County.

"It seems like a natural progression from Frederick County out that way," Van Stone said.

Its location near highways will be convenient for residents who commute to jobs in the Washington, D.C., area, she said. "It's just kind of a natural location," Van Stone said.

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Van Stone said Beazer Homes just began selling units in Greenfield and anticipates some of them to be ready by early spring of 2007.

Greenfield will contain four types of single-family homes that range from 1,884 square feet to 3,078 square feet with up to four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, according to a written statement from Beazer Homes.

The town houses will offer three bedrooms.

The written statement says that Beazer is the country's sixth-largest home builder.

The Washington County Planning Department could not be reached for comment Friday.

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