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Girl Scouts asking to build warehouse in Oakton

Wednesday - 8/28/2013, 11:10am  ET

OAKTON, Va. (AP) -- Girl Scouts officials are asking for special permission to build a storage facility on their property in Oakton, but neighbors say it would be an eyesore.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/17irEwa ) the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, which serves more than 60,0000 girls across the region and in parts of West Virginia, wants to build the warehouse to hold camping gear and other equipment including tents, lanterns, tie-dye kits and ice-cream sticks that are used to make photograph frames. The 6,000-square-foot metal warehouse would be located on the organization's Camp Crowell property and ringed by trees and shrubs.

Residents opposing the structure say it would add traffic and lower property values. They have filed an appeal with the county zoning board, retained a lawyer and built a website.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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