Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsHousing Developments
IN THE NEWS

Housing Developments

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
March 26, 1999
A youth club, tutoring program, security officers and new fencing at Hagerstown public housing developments will be funded over the next two years through a $354,000 federal grant, Hagerstown Housing Authority Program Director for Family Services Dianne Rudisill said Friday. The goal of these programs and projects is to decrease drug activity, enhance the lives of youth and families and keep children off the streets, Rudisill said. She said the projects were chosen because they were requested in annual surveys completed by residents of the communities overseen by the agency.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 18, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Borough Council, acting on recommendations from the Waynesboro Planning Commission, approved two major housing developments Wednesday, one in the face of some strong citizen opposition. Brimington Farm, a 553-unit project of single- and multi-family homes formerly called Hollengreen Farm, was given the go-ahead on a unanimous vote by the council. Construction will begin in the spring on land bordered by State Hill and Welty roads.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 29, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A $555,811 federal grant will be used to replace appliances and windows and to make other improvements at public housing developments run by the Franklin County Housing Authority. The money was approved last week through the Comprehensive Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa. Chris Gulotta, executive director of the Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority, is acting as a management consultant to the Franklin County Housing Authority while it searches for a new executive director.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | February 21, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Residents who live in existing and not-yet-built housing developments in the southwest parts of Antrim Township will be able to walk to the township's new community park on a new $500,000 pathway scheduled to be built next year. The 1.2-mile walkway will start in the borough of Greencastle on Shanks Church Road, head south along Williamsport Pike, cross through private housing developments and end at the 136-acre Antrim Township Community Park on Grant Shook Road, Township Administrator Ben Thomas said this week.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | November 8, 2005
Misty Valley development gets preliminary plat approval A development just south of Leitersburg received preliminary plat approval Monday night from the Washington County Planning Commission. The development, Misty Valley, is on the east side of Little Antietam Road and will consist of 10 dwelling units on 76.62 acres. Misty Valley Development LLC owns the property. Site plan for kennel approved The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday approved the site plan for a dog kennel on Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road in Leitersburg.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | February 9, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - A Washington County Board of Education consultant explained to school board and county officials on Tuesday a new way to estimate student enrollment forecasts that better accounts for new housing construction. Deanna Newman, president of Public Pathways Inc., of Minnesota, used a sample of active housing developments to come up with an average student yield of 1.06 students per single-family home, according to a copy of her report.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 5, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The county's excise tax task force on Wednesday voted to recommend eliminating elderly housing exemptions from Washington County's residential excise tax. The change is the first formal step the task force has taken to reduce what many people have called loopholes in the current excise tax ordinance. The recommendation, which was unanimous among the nine task force members at the meeting, would slash the 70 percent discount currently given to home builders ages 55 or older and to developers building elderly housing.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 6, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The county's excise tax task force on Wednesday voted to recommend eliminating elderly housing exemptions from Washington County's residential excise tax. The change is the first formal step the task force has taken to reduce what many people have called loopholes in the current excise tax ordinance. The recommendation, which was unanimous among the nine task force members at the meeting, would slash the 70 percent discount currently given to home builders ages 55 or older and to developers building elderly housing.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2011
The fourth of five public meetings was held Tuesday night to help the Jefferson County Planning Commission figure out how the seven-mile U.S. 340 corridor between Charles Town, W.Va., and Harpers Ferry should look in 2036. The commission's staff, headed by Planning Director Jennifer M. Brockman, is asking county residents for their views on how the stretch of road should serve the county 25 years hence. This is being done through a series of public meetings, the first on March 11 and the last set for Jan. 19, plus an interactive website on which citizens can provide feedback.
NEWS
October 19, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro area residents got a free bus ride Saturday in the first promotional effort by the borough's new public bus service since it began running more than five weeks ago. Doug Filson, director of the Chambersburg Transit Authority, which is providing the bus for Waynesboro, said so far about 40 riders a day have been boarding the new line daily. It makes an 18-mile, 28-stop circle through the borough and Washington Township Monday through Saturday.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | February 5, 2012
As Washington County revives an old plan to run a rail trail through South County, it's worth examining exactly what a rail trail is. The original plan, floated in the early '90s, didn't fare so well, largely because the concept was in its infancy and people understandably didn't know what to make of a plan to turn defunct rail beds into hiking, biking, skiing and jogging paths. Two decades later, there is a mountain of evidence for anyone who cares to investigate. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has 150,000 members and a system that includes 20,000 miles of trails.
Advertisement
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2011
The fourth of five public meetings was held Tuesday night to help the Jefferson County Planning Commission figure out how the seven-mile U.S. 340 corridor between Charles Town, W.Va., and Harpers Ferry should look in 2036. The commission's staff, headed by Planning Director Jennifer M. Brockman, is asking county residents for their views on how the stretch of road should serve the county 25 years hence. This is being done through a series of public meetings, the first on March 11 and the last set for Jan. 19, plus an interactive website on which citizens can provide feedback.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2011
The 2010 census could be seen as a paint-by-numbers project. Washington County's canvas is full of new houses and townhouses that were built during the housing boom in the mid-2000s. But census figures released last week also indicate how some of those housing developments never got off the ground and some homes ended up in foreclosure, officials with county and municipal governments said. Smithsburg and Keedysville grew significantly, which would be obvious to anyone who's driven past new developments such as Whispering Hills in Smithsburg or Rockingham and Cannon Ridge in Keedysville.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 15, 2009
More than 100 vendors at an historic Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) Flea Market -- an entrepreneurial icon that has been a way of life for the vendors and their customers for 27 years -- will soon have to find a new place to buy and sell their wares. An unanimous vote Tuesday night by the Jefferson County Planning Commission gives permission to Dr. James Gibson, a Berkeley County dentist, to build a 55-unit multifamily subdivision. Gibson's family has owned the 12-acre tract where the flea market currently sits at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Millville Road since 1942.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 29, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A jury in Jefferson County Circuit Court this week awarded a former county planning commissioner more than $50,000 in damages in a malicious prosecution lawsuit he filed against three developers. The verdict in favor of Todd Baldau of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was announced Wednesday by Baldau's attorney, David M. Hammer. "These particular developers and their counsel devised a scheme to intimidate public officials into approving their housing developments without regard to traffic safety or availability of emergency services," Hammer said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 24, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The economic troubles affecting the housing market have in turn slowed construction of Washington Township Boulevard, especially the portion planned from Gehr Road to Pa. 997. Private developers had been expected to build much of the relief route along with their housing developments. However, Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher recently pointed out that the road's buildout remains dependent on a now shaky real estate situation. "There hasn't been any push to move forward," he said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 15, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- The Tuscarora Education Association's union spokeswoman expressed confidence this week that the teachers union and school district can reach a resolution at their final contract negotiating session, which is scheduled for next Wednesday. Marcia Bender, working with the bargaining unit through the Pennsylvania State Education Association, said both sides left the table Aug. 4 with proposals to consider. "We were able to review the fact finder's report, and both sides indicated which parts of the fact finding we were OK with," Bender said.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 6, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The county's excise tax task force on Wednesday voted to recommend eliminating elderly housing exemptions from Washington County's residential excise tax. The change is the first formal step the task force has taken to reduce what many people have called loopholes in the current excise tax ordinance. The recommendation, which was unanimous among the nine task force members at the meeting, would slash the 70 percent discount currently given to home builders ages 55 or older and to developers building elderly housing.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 5, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The county's excise tax task force on Wednesday voted to recommend eliminating elderly housing exemptions from Washington County's residential excise tax. The change is the first formal step the task force has taken to reduce what many people have called loopholes in the current excise tax ordinance. The recommendation, which was unanimous among the nine task force members at the meeting, would slash the 70 percent discount currently given to home builders ages 55 or older and to developers building elderly housing.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | April 1, 2007
Mayors and councils around the Tri-State region might not condone the angular, Piccaso-like annexation map proposed by developers in Charles Town, W.Va. But they would certainly understand. Even the Charles Town Council itself sounds dubious, acknowledging the odd configuration, while wistfully speaking of the economic development it would bring - and, left unsaid, the potential for city tax revenue. The seven mile stretch of four-lane U.S. 340 between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry to the north is Jefferson County's carotid artery.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|