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NEWS
February 1, 2001
City Council approves rezoning of 13.5 acres The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a rezoning request to allow a 72-unit residential development on about 13.5 acres off Eastern Boulevard. Masser Properties Inc. is proposing a 72-unit townhouse development on the property along Eastridge Drive and off Eastern Boulevard. To move forward with the development plan, Masser Properties needed approval of a Planned Unit Development overlay within the current C-2 commercial zoning district.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | November 30, 2004
The Washington County Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled on Dec. 6 to make a recommendation on whether the County Commissioners should approve or reject a zoning text amendment that would open the door to housing and retail businesses at Friendship Technology Park. The Planning Commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 80 W. Baltimore St. The John Akridge Development Co. of Washington, D.C., applied for the text amendment. The company is asking that a Planned Unit Development (PUD)
NEWS
September 14, 2004
Last week a landscape architect for the Mount Aetna Farms project told the Hagerstown Council that development once planned for 800 units was now envisioned as a 1,400-unit "neo-traditional village. " No matter what kind of village this is, given its location, this project should face some serious scrutiny. The project would be located on 224.6 acres off Yale Drive near Eastern Elementary School, near the proposed site for a new Washington County Hospital. In June, QC Enterprises of Cockeysville, Md., applied for a Planned Unit Development, a zoning designation that gives developers freedom from certain zoning rules, as long as they agree to submit and follow a master plan for the development.
NEWS
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 22, 2002
The public will have another chance to weigh in on a planned 728-unit residential development proposed for land behind the Centre at Hagerstown shopping plaza. The Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed development, named Hager's Crossing, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall. During a January public hearing on the proposed development before the City Planning Commission, neighbors of the property said they worry the development will bring additional traffic to the area, especially to McDade and Broadfording roads.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 10, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com A proposed 137-unit development on Bower Avenue near Sterling Road received a cool reception Monday night from some Washington County Planning Commission members. The commission members said they were concerned about traffic generated by the proposed development and noise from nearby Interstate 70 that might affect residents living there. "People that buy in there are going to have to know that there's going to be a lot of noise ... in their backyard," Planning Commission Chairman Donald Ardinger said.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 28, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com A developer has withdrawn a request to Washington County for a zoning designation needed to build a 1,267-unit residential development along Sterling Road near Williamsport. County Planning Director Michael Thompson said Tuesday the developer, Heritage Land Development, planned to address concerns raised by the Planning Commission about the proposal and then resubmit the application. The Glenwood, Md., developer, operating under the name Williamsport Ventures LLC for the project, withdrew the request after the Planning Commission in November recommended that the County Commissioners deny it. The developer applied for a Planned Unit Development (PUD)
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | June 18, 2002
Sometime during their meeting today the Washington County Commissioners will discuss whether to accept or reject plans for a 990-unit residential development across from the Black Rock Golf Course. We hope they reject it, because there are good reasons for doing so. The project would be a Planned Unit Development, which is a zoning classification which allows a greater density in exchange for the developer's agreement to work with local government on certain items, like the development's design and the use of open space.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | June 20, 2002
Some members of the Hagerstown City Council had the right idea about the 706-unit development proposed behind the Centre at Hagerstown. Unfortunately, they weren't in the majority. Local government has to stop treating developers as if they'll go away of they don't get everything they want. What the Eldersburg, Md.-based Rachuba Group wanted for its development was 203 single-family homes, 261 townhouses and 242 two-story apartments. It was the request for apartments that upset Councilmembers Penny Nigh and Kris Aleshire.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | January 16, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday gave general support to a proposal intended to solve a possible parking problem at Pangborn Park. The city is considering paying $25,000 for about an acre of land that could be used for a public parking lot next to the park. The city would buy the land from developers who want to build 60 triplex units next to the park. The city Planning Commission approved a site plan for the proposed development last November.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 30, 2010
Washington County's commissioners and planning commission heard a proposal Monday to increase the commercial part of a planned development off Robinwood Drive. Washco Developments Inc. wants 10 town-home-style professional buildings instead of 52 town houses it planned to build as part of the Rosewood Village Development. The project is considered a planned-use development, with multiple uses. Washco Developments is asking for an area zoned residential to become zoned for local business.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 30, 2010
Washington County's commissioners and planning commission heard a proposal Monday to increase the commercial part of a planned development off Robinwood Drive. Washco Developments Inc. wants 10 town-home-style professional buildings instead of 52 town houses it planned to build as part of the Rosewood Village Development. The project is considered a planned-use development, with multiple uses. Washco Developments is asking for an area zoned residential to become zoned for local business.
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NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 10, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com A proposed 137-unit development on Bower Avenue near Sterling Road received a cool reception Monday night from some Washington County Planning Commission members. The commission members said they were concerned about traffic generated by the proposed development and noise from nearby Interstate 70 that might affect residents living there. "People that buy in there are going to have to know that there's going to be a lot of noise ... in their backyard," Planning Commission Chairman Donald Ardinger said.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 28, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com A developer has withdrawn a request to Washington County for a zoning designation needed to build a 1,267-unit residential development along Sterling Road near Williamsport. County Planning Director Michael Thompson said Tuesday the developer, Heritage Land Development, planned to address concerns raised by the Planning Commission about the proposal and then resubmit the application. The Glenwood, Md., developer, operating under the name Williamsport Ventures LLC for the project, withdrew the request after the Planning Commission in November recommended that the County Commissioners deny it. The developer applied for a Planned Unit Development (PUD)
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | September 20, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com According to developer Tim Feaga, a proposed 1,280-unit mixed development in Williamsport has the potential to be "extraordinary, out of the ordinary. " Residents who jammed a public hearing Monday night used other words to describe the property - words like crime, congestion and overcrowding. The Washington County Planning Commission will make its recommendations to the County Commissioners. More than 100 people filled Court Room 1 of Washington County Circuit Court to speak out about a development planned for an area along Sterling Road east of Williamsport.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | January 18, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington, D.C., development company that was under contract to buy approximately 368 acres in Friendship Technology Park has terminated its agreement with Potomac Edison Co., a development company official said Monday. The Washington County Planning Commission's Dec. 6 vote to recommend that the Washington County Commissioners reject a zoning text amendment that would allow a mix of development uses at the park was the primary reason John Akridge Development Co. officials terminated the option, said Joe Svatos, senior vice president for Akridge Development.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | November 30, 2004
The Washington County Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled on Dec. 6 to make a recommendation on whether the County Commissioners should approve or reject a zoning text amendment that would open the door to housing and retail businesses at Friendship Technology Park. The Planning Commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 80 W. Baltimore St. The John Akridge Development Co. of Washington, D.C., applied for the text amendment. The company is asking that a Planned Unit Development (PUD)
NEWS
September 14, 2004
Last week a landscape architect for the Mount Aetna Farms project told the Hagerstown Council that development once planned for 800 units was now envisioned as a 1,400-unit "neo-traditional village. " No matter what kind of village this is, given its location, this project should face some serious scrutiny. The project would be located on 224.6 acres off Yale Drive near Eastern Elementary School, near the proposed site for a new Washington County Hospital. In June, QC Enterprises of Cockeysville, Md., applied for a Planned Unit Development, a zoning designation that gives developers freedom from certain zoning rules, as long as they agree to submit and follow a master plan for the development.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | January 16, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday gave general support to a proposal intended to solve a possible parking problem at Pangborn Park. The city is considering paying $25,000 for about an acre of land that could be used for a public parking lot next to the park. The city would buy the land from developers who want to build 60 triplex units next to the park. The city Planning Commission approved a site plan for the proposed development last November.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | June 20, 2002
Some members of the Hagerstown City Council had the right idea about the 706-unit development proposed behind the Centre at Hagerstown. Unfortunately, they weren't in the majority. Local government has to stop treating developers as if they'll go away of they don't get everything they want. What the Eldersburg, Md.-based Rachuba Group wanted for its development was 203 single-family homes, 261 townhouses and 242 two-story apartments. It was the request for apartments that upset Councilmembers Penny Nigh and Kris Aleshire.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | June 18, 2002
Sometime during their meeting today the Washington County Commissioners will discuss whether to accept or reject plans for a 990-unit residential development across from the Black Rock Golf Course. We hope they reject it, because there are good reasons for doing so. The project would be a Planned Unit Development, which is a zoning classification which allows a greater density in exchange for the developer's agreement to work with local government on certain items, like the development's design and the use of open space.
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