Council eyes building permit extensions
The Hagerstown City Council is considering a proposal that would allow people to get extensions for building permits.
Unexpected building delays, such as contaminated soil, was one of the issues that the City Council discussed Tuesday that might merit an extension.
Councilwoman Kelly S. Cromer warned that if the city grants extensions to one developer, it should offer extensions to all others to avoid a lawsuit.
City Attorney John Urner agreed.
He suggested extending the 12-month deadline to 18 months.
Arts district might be expanded
The Arts and Entertainment District in Hagerstown could be expanded to make it easier for artisans to purchase living and work space.