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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 15, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Antrim Township might soon toss a few more uses into the mix for land along Interstate 81. The board of supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance for highway commercial III (HC3) zoning at the request of a local developer. Paul Perini of Hagerstown-based Perini Properties Corp. proposed adding HC3 zoning in the township to mix more uses on highway commercial land. Perini, who owns the proposed Antrim Commons Business Park along Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, said zoning the land HC3 would allow his company to develop a more attractive blend of businesses and industry on the 200-acre plot along U.S. 11 near exit 3. "We see the land as a gateway into Greencastle," Perini said.
NEWS
January 29, 2001
Rezonings requested By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Requests to rezone land along South Potomac Street and property near the intersection of South Mulberry and East Baltimore streets are the subject of public hearings scheduled for Tuesday night at Hagerstown City Hall. The Hagerstown Planning Commission has recommended against approving both requests. The City Council is expected to vote on the rezoning requests in the end of February, said Matt Davis, a city planner.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 5, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Several neighbors on West Baltimore Street requested 10 years ago that the zoning on their properties be changed from residential to commercial, but were turned down. Thanks to a proposed CVS pharmacy, they may finally get their wish. Dennis Bard, whose property at 345 W. Baltimore St., is beside the proposed location for a new CVS store, told the Greencastle Borough Council Monday evening that he would like to use his property for commercial use some day, and asked that the council consider including his property in the proposed rezoning.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Public hearing draws no comment By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer A rezoning request from the Bowman Group drew no public comments during a hearing before the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday. The Bowman Group has asked that about 11 acres along South Potomac Street be rezoned from R-3 residential to C-2 commercial. The property is near Oak Ridge Drive and is across from E. Russell Hicks Middle School. The city Planning Commission on Jan 10 voted to recommend against approval of the rezoning request.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
FUNKSTOWN - The attorney representing a South Carolina development group in the effort to rezone land southwest of the Edgewood Drive and U.S. 40 intersection for commercial use addressed town officials' concerns about traffic implications Monday night. William Wantz, attorney for ATW Enterprises, said he came to the Mayor and Town Council meeting because he learned town officials were unhappy they weren't notified of the City of Hagerstown's hearing on the proposed rezoning. Wantz said he wanted to answer any questions they had about the rezoning.
NEWS
January 31, 2001
City will defend planners' Wal-Mart decision in court By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer The Hagerstown City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to have the city attorney defend the Planning Commission's decision to deny plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter. That decision is being appealed in Washington County Circuit Court. John Urner, a city attorney, told the Mayor and City Council Tuesday that they could decide whether to intervene in the case on behalf of the commission or on behalf of the developer or they could decide not to intervene at all, in which case the commission's position would be unrepresented in court.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Block Grant hearing Tuesday at City Hall By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Several hearings are scheduled Tuesday night at Hagerstown City Hall, including one to get public input on developing Hagerstown's Community Development Block Grant program budget for the 2001-2002 fiscal year. The public is invited to testify on community needs and recommend ways to address them. That could include requests for grant funding for projects or organizations. Each year, the city receives federal Community Development Block Grant funds to disperse.
NEWS
December 14, 2000
A solution that satisfies all unlikely in Wal-Mart project Tonight at 7 p.m. the Hagerstown Planning Commission takes a look at whether C-2 commercial zoning is appropriate for a new Super Wal-Mart planned for Edgewood Drive near the city's border with Funkstown. Zoning alone won't make this project work, however, or unsnarl the traffic jams it will generate. The plan under review is for a 200,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter, and another retail building of about 30,000 square feet on 31.5 acres along Edgewood Drive.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | March 8, 1999
For the third time in three years, the Washington County Commissioners held a public hearing on a Clear Spring rezoning Monday night. The county's proposal would reduce the amount of highway interchange zoning around the town, changing most of it to rural-residential and agricultural land. The county twice before tried unsuccessfully to rezone the area, which extends north of town to the south side of Broadfording Road and east to Ashton Road. It reaches west of Big Spring Road and south of Interstate 70. If approved, the rezoning would limit the potential for commercial development at Clear Spring's outskirts.
NEWS
March 23, 2001
Rezoning decisions likely to be overruled By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown City Council is expected to approve two rezoning requests Tuesday against the advice of the City Planning Commission. It will be the first time since 1994 the city government has overruled a Planning Commission recommendation. In both cases, the property owners are requesting commercial zoning classifications for properties zoned residential. The council gave preliminary approval to the requests last month on a 5-0 vote after the Planning Commission recommended against them.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 15, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Antrim Township might soon toss a few more uses into the mix for land along Interstate 81. The board of supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance for highway commercial III (HC3) zoning at the request of a local developer. Paul Perini of Hagerstown-based Perini Properties Corp. proposed adding HC3 zoning in the township to mix more uses on highway commercial land. Perini, who owns the proposed Antrim Commons Business Park along Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, said zoning the land HC3 would allow his company to develop a more attractive blend of businesses and industry on the 200-acre plot along U.S. 11 near exit 3. "We see the land as a gateway into Greencastle," Perini said.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 5, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Several neighbors on West Baltimore Street requested 10 years ago that the zoning on their properties be changed from residential to commercial, but were turned down. Thanks to a proposed CVS pharmacy, they may finally get their wish. Dennis Bard, whose property at 345 W. Baltimore St., is beside the proposed location for a new CVS store, told the Greencastle Borough Council Monday evening that he would like to use his property for commercial use some day, and asked that the council consider including his property in the proposed rezoning.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 12, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Two more applications to rezone agricultural land were submitted Monday in Washington Township, bringing to more than 1,000 the number of acres developers want to turn into commercial and residential projects. Only about 35 acres of the total are dedicated to commercial retail development. The lion's share would go into single- and multi-family housing projects, township officials said. Monday night, the Washington Township Planning Commission were officially notified of the rezoning requests by Gerry Zeigler, the township's zoning enforcement officer.
NEWS
March 23, 2001
Rezoning decisions likely to be overruled By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown City Council is expected to approve two rezoning requests Tuesday against the advice of the City Planning Commission. It will be the first time since 1994 the city government has overruled a Planning Commission recommendation. In both cases, the property owners are requesting commercial zoning classifications for properties zoned residential. The council gave preliminary approval to the requests last month on a 5-0 vote after the Planning Commission recommended against them.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Public hearing draws no comment By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer A rezoning request from the Bowman Group drew no public comments during a hearing before the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday. The Bowman Group has asked that about 11 acres along South Potomac Street be rezoned from R-3 residential to C-2 commercial. The property is near Oak Ridge Drive and is across from E. Russell Hicks Middle School. The city Planning Commission on Jan 10 voted to recommend against approval of the rezoning request.
NEWS
January 31, 2001
City will defend planners' Wal-Mart decision in court By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer The Hagerstown City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to have the city attorney defend the Planning Commission's decision to deny plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter. That decision is being appealed in Washington County Circuit Court. John Urner, a city attorney, told the Mayor and City Council Tuesday that they could decide whether to intervene in the case on behalf of the commission or on behalf of the developer or they could decide not to intervene at all, in which case the commission's position would be unrepresented in court.
NEWS
January 29, 2001
Rezonings requested By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Requests to rezone land along South Potomac Street and property near the intersection of South Mulberry and East Baltimore streets are the subject of public hearings scheduled for Tuesday night at Hagerstown City Hall. The Hagerstown Planning Commission has recommended against approving both requests. The City Council is expected to vote on the rezoning requests in the end of February, said Matt Davis, a city planner.
NEWS
December 14, 2000
A solution that satisfies all unlikely in Wal-Mart project Tonight at 7 p.m. the Hagerstown Planning Commission takes a look at whether C-2 commercial zoning is appropriate for a new Super Wal-Mart planned for Edgewood Drive near the city's border with Funkstown. Zoning alone won't make this project work, however, or unsnarl the traffic jams it will generate. The plan under review is for a 200,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter, and another retail building of about 30,000 square feet on 31.5 acres along Edgewood Drive.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Block Grant hearing Tuesday at City Hall By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Several hearings are scheduled Tuesday night at Hagerstown City Hall, including one to get public input on developing Hagerstown's Community Development Block Grant program budget for the 2001-2002 fiscal year. The public is invited to testify on community needs and recommend ways to address them. That could include requests for grant funding for projects or organizations. Each year, the city receives federal Community Development Block Grant funds to disperse.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
FUNKSTOWN - The attorney representing a South Carolina development group in the effort to rezone land southwest of the Edgewood Drive and U.S. 40 intersection for commercial use addressed town officials' concerns about traffic implications Monday night. William Wantz, attorney for ATW Enterprises, said he came to the Mayor and Town Council meeting because he learned town officials were unhappy they weren't notified of the City of Hagerstown's hearing on the proposed rezoning. Wantz said he wanted to answer any questions they had about the rezoning.
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