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by SCOTT BUTKI | September 19, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday approved one of two variance requests by the W House of Hagerstown Foundation Inc. for its new building at 519 N. Locust St. W House received permission to reduce the number of off-street parking spaces at the site from 10 to six in order to create a courtyard. W House Executive Director Christina Trenton told the board the group plans to turn a driveway into three parking spaces. The courtyard would provide a place for W House residents to smoke and it could also be used for other activities as well, Trenton said.
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NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | September 17, 2002
The Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to hold a public hearing Wednesday on a request by the W House of Hagerstown Foundation Inc. for variances for its new building at 519 N. Locust St. The board meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hagerstown City Council chambers. The substance abuse program for women purchased the 11,000-square-foot property to replace its present 2,500-square-foot home on Antietam Street. The group wants permission to reduce the number of off-street parking spaces from 10 to six in order to create a courtyard.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | August 22, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown City Council won't vote on a $350,000 loan for W House of Hagerstown Foundation Inc. until at least Sept. 24 because of a parking issue that must be resolved, Mayor William M. Breichner said Wednesday. The council had been scheduled to vote on the loan at its Tuesday meeting. The $350,000 city Community Development Block Grant loan would help pay for the W House to move its substance abuse program for women into a larger building on Locust Street.
NEWS
January 4, 2002
Bank zoning variance approved The Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday approved one of two variances for property at 18233 Maugans Ave., which is adjacent to a planned First National Bank of Greencastle branch, Chairman Robert Veil said Thursday. A request for a variance to reduce the buffer between the lot line and a nearby dwelling from 25 feet to 8.5 feet was denied, Veil said. William Wantz, a Hagerstown attorney representing a neighbor, spoke against the variance, Veil said.
NEWS
January 2, 2002
Hearing scheduled for new branch bank in Maugansville By SCOTT BUTKI scottb@herald-mail.com The First National Bank of Greencastle plans to build its first Maryland branch in Maugansville, Marketing Manager Julie Tarquino said Monday. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Greencastle, Pa., the company has branch offices in Greencastle, Pa.; Shady Grove, Pa.; Quincy, Pa.; Laurich Estates, Pa.; Mercersburg, Pa.; and Waynesboro, Pa. The property is at 18233 Maugans Avenue, west of Interstate 81. There is a vacant building on the property, Tarquino said.
NEWS
April 19, 2001
Charles Town Race grant variances By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town The Charles Town Races on Thursday received permission to exceed Jefferson County's 40-foot high height restriction, enabling a $60 million expansion to move ahead at the thoroughbred track. The variance granted by the Jefferson County Zoning Board of Appeals allows the track to construct a 63 foot tall parking building and a 58 foot tall slot machine gaming facility. Next month, track owners are expected to go before the zoning board of appeals to ask for permission to build a 100-foot hotel on track property.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | November 30, 1999
Continuing to maintain that moving Washington County Hospital outside of Hagerstown would pose traffic and public safety issues, a group of five Washington County residents has appealed a local judge's decision that essentially gave the hospital the go-ahead to move forward with its plans. Chuck Hongell, one of the five appellants, said Friday that the appeal was filed earlier this week by the group's attorney, William C. Wantz, and will be heard by the Court of Special Appeals in Annapolis.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | July 13, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Brothers Terry and Ronnie Marcus always talked about expanding their Turf Motel if business improved at the nearby Charles Town Races. "It's obvious you weren't going to do anything until the video lottery referendum was passed. We feel now, obviously, it is worth the investment," Terry Marcus said Tuesday. With throngs of fans now heading to the newly renovated track for video lottery and horse-racing, Marcus said the time has come to expand the Turf.
NEWS
June 23, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Planning Commission granted three variances to a commercial shooting range at the Summit Point Raceway complex on Tuesday. BSR Range plans to upgrade the shooting facility from one traditional firing range to two and add a third, computer-operated range, said Mike Shepp, who presented the plans to the Planning Commission. The range also will have a "shoot house" for special-operations training, Shepp said. The range is used by local and federal law enforcement, as well as the U.S. State Department for training exercises.
NEWS
October 21, 1997
The Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens has been granted a variance for a $1 million addition to its Hagerstown activity center, said Matt Davis, a city planner. The addition at 820 Florida Ave. will replace the Chewsville activity center next fall. The Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals voted 2-1 last Wednesday to allow the association to build the addition within 100 feet of the front property line, Davis said. Lighting for the building and parking lot must be shielded from neighbors and a buffer area must exist between the property and nearby residences, Davis said.
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