CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A development near Shepherdstown, W.Va., that is being geared to the local artisan community and is generating controversy because of its proximity to Morgan's Grove Park was given preliminary approval Tuesday night by county planning officials.
The Jefferson County Planning Commission approved a community impact statement for the proposed Town Run Commons, but did attach several conditions for approval, said Sherry Kelly, Jefferson County's acting chief planner and zoning administrator.
One condition was that a supplemental traffic analysis be conducted to examine traffic issues around the site of the planned 32-lot town house development along W.Va. 480, Kelly said.
Planning Commission member Jim Surkamp said during a planning commission meeting Tuesday night that he was concerned about traffic associated with Town Run Commons and the fact that only one entrance will be used for it. Project spokesman Mark Dyck said two entrances have been considered.