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Plans for new Hagerstown Wal-Mart move forward

Sunday - 7/14/2013, 6:50pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Plans are moving forward for a new Wal-Mart supercenter store south of Hagerstown in a present-day corn field.

The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/10V6Sjq ) reports the store would be located off Sharpsburg Pike. Jennifer Smith, director of Washington County's division of plan review and permitting, says Wal-Mart's preliminary plans were given conditional approval July 1 by the county planning commission.

A timeline for final approval is not yet known.

Smith says the planning commission's approval was contingent on 10 staff recommendations that must be addressed. Those issues include forest conservation, property setbacks, demolition and sewer upgrades.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg says the company hopes to secure final approvals and start construction by the end of 2013 or early next year.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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