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August 18, 2011
A fire damaged several townhouses Thursday morning in the Capital Heights development in Martinsburg, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. Numerous fire companies were called to the scene when the fire was reported at about 3 a.m., the supervisor said. Firefighters were leaving the area by 8:30 a.m. Further details were not immediately available. 
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Federal money would fund new townhouses By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Board of Commissioners Thursday approved an application for federal funds to build 10 new townhouses in Washington Township to augment low-income housing options in the county. Phil Wolgemuth, a planner with the Franklin County Planning Commission, said the application for $500,000 would be submitted today to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which administers the federal grants.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | June 17, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A decision by the Washington Township Planning Commission this week to recommend denial of a 110-unit townhouse project on Welty Road won't stop construction of at least some homes on the tract, its owner said Wednesday. Developer Ted Snowberger had asked the township to rezone nearly 19 acres on what was once part of the Hollengreen Farm to multi-family residential. He said Wednesday he is changing his request to single-family zoning or R-1. The Washington Township Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Snowberger's request on Aug. 2, said Jerry Zeigler, township zoning enforcement officer.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2011
The applicant was the only party to testify Tuesday evening during a public hearing on Washco Developments Inc.'s request to increase the percentage of commercial use in the Rosewood Village development off Robinwood Drive. The session, held in the County Administration Building in Hagerstown, was a joint public hearing between the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the county Planning Commission. Members of both boards asked the applicant questions, but took no vote on the proposal.
NEWS
February 25, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Plans for construction of almost 50 townhouses and several single-family homes will be presented for approval at today's Hagerstown Planning Commission meeting. Construction on the first six of 80 townhouses off Edgewood Drive should begin by the end of March, according to the developer. The Hagerstown Planning Commission in January gave The Churchey Group site plan approval for 80 single-story, brick townhouses, said Deborah Everhart, the city's zoning administrator.
NEWS
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 6, 2002
A plan to build apartment buildings and townhouses on a parking lot next to Hagerstown's Pangborn Park is opposed by all five City Council members, who would ultimately decide whether to approve the proposed development. The council has authority over the plan because the developers are seeking a special zoning designation, called a Planned Unit Development (PUD), for the project. Plans from the developers, Pangborn Park Limited Partnership, reviewed last week by the City Planning Commission, showed 28 townhouses along Security Road and Pangborn Boulevard, plus another 60 units in 10 three-story apartment buildings behind the townhouses.
NEWS
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 1, 2002
Hoping the developers behind a plan to build townhouses and apartments near Pangborn Park will scale back their plans again, the Hagerstown Planning Commission on Wednesday delayed taking a position on the plan until March 13. The commission is charged with recommending that the City Council approve or reject the plan. The commission agreed to ask the developers to replace two six-unit apartment buildings closest to the park with townhouses, and to make the rest of the proposed apartment buildings two stories instead of three.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | September 3, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com SMITHSBURG - A Washington County resident who owns property near the Whispering Hills housing development approached council members recently with an informal request to have part of her property annexed by the town for the sake of building 50 townhouses. Two of the council members said at Tuesday night's meeting they thought such development would hurt Smithsburg. Property owner Martha Fleming, real estate broker Barbara Axline and attorney William Wantz asked the mayor and council at an Aug. 26 work session to consider annexing 4.42 acres of land, currently under county jurisdiction, on Cave Hill Road, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 14, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Two dozen residents spoke out at a public hearing Monday night against a nearly 400-unit development proposed for the Marsh Pike area, saying the development would be incompatible with the area, would overcrowd schools and increase traffic congestion. The residents urged the Washington County Commissioners and Planning Commission to reject a request for a special zoning designation that would allow the development proposed for 97.27 acres at the northside of the Marsh Pike and Leitersburg Pike (Md. 60)
NEWS
March 6, 2000
The site plan for the first phase of a 520-unit housing development on Robinwood Drive was approved by the Washington County Planning Commission during a meeting Monday. Construction is slated to begin later this year. The first phase of Rosewood Village, which is adjacent to Hagerstown Community College, includes 77 townhouses and 42 elderly living units, according to Timothy Lung, senior planner for the county. Approval of the first phase was contingent on the developer drawing up plans for a temporary school shelter near the entrance of John F. Kennedy Drive.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2013
A man was shot Sunday night in the Valley Meadow Townhomes off Virginia Avenue after a dispute with another male at a home in the development, a spokeswoman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The shooting, which was reported to police at 6:15 p.m., occurred after the suspect forced his way into a home on Fair Oaks Court, Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said. An altercation ensued and the dispute moved outside, where numerous shots were fired, Hose said. The 27-year-old victim was shot once and taken to Meritus Medical Center before being transferred to another hospital, Hose said.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2012
A 60-unit town-house development planned in Washington Township, Pa., came under fire Monday from three residents and some members of the township planning commission. Concerns included crime, nearby property values, safety for children, play areas, traffic and overcrowding schools. Ultimately, the Washington Township Planning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend the township supervisors approve the plan. The Washington Township Supervisors are expected to consider final approval for New Forge Crossing in coming weeks.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2012
A town house development near Walmart in Rouzerville, Pa., will be reviewed Monday, Aug. 13, at a Washington Township (Pa.) Planning Commission meeting. The developers of New Forge Crossing are seeking final approval for 60 town houses for low- to moderate-income residents. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency approved $2 million in funding and another $1 million in tax credits for Woda Group LLC. The planning commission is expected to make recommendations to the Washington Township Supervisors, who will make the final determination locally about the proposal.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 25, 2012
A townhouse project planned for land near Walmart and Lowe's could become the largest new development for Washington Township, Pa., since the economy stalled. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency approved $2 million in funding and another $1 million in tax credits for the Woda Group LLC, according to a news release from the agency. The developer of New Forge Crossing is seeking to create 60 townhouse units of various sizes and layouts, township planner Clint Rock said Monday.
NEWS
January 5, 2012
State fire authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with starting a fire New Year's Day on Maple Leaf Court in Hagerstown. Jordan Caleb Timberlake, 18, has been charged with malicious burning, malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment, the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release. He was taken into custody without incident Thursday and is being held on $15,000 bond, fire marshals said. Timberlake allegedly started the fire when he was playing with a lighter in the Maple Leaf Court townhouse, rented by his grandmother Betty Hartman, fire marhsals said.
NEWS
January 3, 2012
A fire that started News Year's Day in a Halfway townhouse caused $55,000 in damages to the structure and $5,000 in damages to the contents, according to state fire officials. The blaze started at about 2 p.m. Sunday in the second-floor bedroom of the townhouse at 17420 Maple Leaf Court, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The cause of the fire, which took 36 firefighters about 25 minutes to bring under control, was being investigated. A "civilian" suffered small burns to the right hand and arm while attempting to extinguish the fire, but that person refused medical attention, the fire marshal's office said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2011
The applicant was the only party to testify Tuesday evening during a public hearing on Washco Developments Inc.'s request to increase the percentage of commercial use in the Rosewood Village development off Robinwood Drive. The session, held in the County Administration Building in Hagerstown, was a joint public hearing between the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the county Planning Commission. Members of both boards asked the applicant questions, but took no vote on the proposal.
NEWS
August 18, 2011
A fire damaged several townhouses Thursday morning in the Capital Heights development in Martinsburg, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. Numerous fire companies were called to the scene when the fire was reported at about 3 a.m., the supervisor said. Firefighters were leaving the area by 8:30 a.m. Further details were not immediately available. 
NEWS
February 22, 2011
An improperly discarded cigarette was the preliminary cause of a fire that damaged a home Friday night at 11315 Grouse Lane east of Hagerstown, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire started at about 11:19 p.m. on the rear deck of the two-story townhouse, according to a fire marshal's office news release. The damage was estimated at roughly $55,000 to the structure and $5,000 to the contents. Thirty-nine firefighters took about 25 minutes to control the blaze, the fire marshal's office said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2011
Plans for 116 town homes in the Falling Waters, W.Va., area were advanced by the Berkeley County Planning Commission Monday night. Developed by Panhandle Homes of Berkeley County, the Brookfield subdivision town-house project on 18.3 acres off Broad Lane has attracted buyers from the Washington D.C., area, said Lyn Marsh Hansen of Panhandle Homes. Panhandle Homes sold the lots in Brookfield to Ryan Homes, which is building the town houses, Hansen said. While development of single-family homes in the subdivision continues, Hansen said the demand for town-home lots seems to be pretty strong there.
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