WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Two planned subdivisions cleared a regulatory hurdle Tuesday when the Washington County Commissioners approved the developers' proposals for payments to offset the burden they would place on crowded schools.
One of the subdivisions, Rosehill Manor, would be developed by Dan Ryan Builders and would add 132 single-family homes off Longmeadow Road, east of Marsh Pike. That would add about 26 students to North Hagerstown High School, which is already at 99 percent capacity, county Planning Director Michael C. Thompson said.
The other, Regent Park, would be developed by Churchey Group III LLC and would add about 25 single-family homes on Trovinger Mill Road, off Jefferson Boulevard. That would add about five students to Smithsburg High School, which is already at 104 percent capacity, Thompson said.
On Tuesday, the commissioners approved proposals for Dan Ryan Builders to pay about $5,700 per unit for the Rosehill Manor development and for Churchey Group to pay about $5,800 per unit for the Regent Park development as school mitigation, as required under the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance.