HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council and the Washington County Commissioners will meet next week to discuss separate proposals from two developers who want to build shopping centers near the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. 40.
Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said during a Tuesday work session that the issue should be put on the agenda of a joint meeting between the two bodies next week. The council and commissioners have discussed the matter at length, Metzner said, but never together.
"I'm at the point where I do not plan on taking any action ... until we meet with the county," Metzner said. "... It's time both of these bodies started showing their cards."
Phillip Ross of Petrie Ross Ventures, a mid-Atlantic development firm, said earlier this year that he wants to build, among other things, hotels, a shopping center, a movie theater and office space on about 142 acres of land at the northeast corner of the intersection. The development would be built on land that is more commonly known as the Doub Farm.