HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council will delay making a decision on whether to annex 141 acres of farmland that sits to the northeast of where Interstate 70 and U.S. 40 intersect.
On Tuesday, the council listened to City Planning Director Kathleen Maher discuss a proposal to annex the land, which is more commonly known as Doub Farm.
Maher said the owners of the property would like the city to annex the property under a new zoning classification that would allow for the construction of a regional shopping center and office buildings.
The land is in the county and is zoned for a mixture of uses, including commercial and residential.
Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said he wanted more time to discuss the proposal because it specified that the city, if the land were annexed, would not receive taxes on the property for five years.