Houses proposed for Hagerstown; restaurant, pet hospital changes

More single-family homes on offer for Hagerstown

A new 36-lot single-family home development could be built on property off Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown.

The subdivision is linked to a project Development of 360 lots which is on the neighboring property. This 115-acre parcel is being annexed to the city.

The city’s planning commission approved the Virginia Commons Phase I development plan last week, according to an email from city manager Kathleen A. Maher. code planning and administration.

The next steps would be submission of a final flat of the 36 lots, infrastructure improvements, easements and other details, and approval of the flat by the Planning Commission, she wrote.

Streets in the area have been plastered with plaques for decades, Stephen Bockmiller, development planner and city zoning administrator, wrote in a memo to the planning commission.

Streets in the 36-lot subdivision would connect to streets in the larger development after annexation, the memo said.

Staff recommended approval of the development plan.

Opening of Zach Greenlee’s Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

Zach Greenlee’s Fireside Restaurant & Lounge will celebrate a grand opening at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The restaurant is located at 1716 Underpass Way, connected to the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham hotel.

Zach Greenlee will officially open his new restaurant, Zach Greenlee's Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, on Tuesday.  The restaurant at 1716 Underpass Way is connected to the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham hotel.

The fireside will be Greenlee’s second restaurant. He also owns Zach Greenlee’s Trackside Steak & Seafood at 15124 National Pike near Hagerstown Speedway.

Immediately following the celebration, the restaurant will be open for service, according to a press release from the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

State Opens New Field Office

Officials recently cut the ribbon for the new Hagerstown Field Office of Maryland Parole and Probation at 100 W. Franklin St.

Martha Danner, director of the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation, joins Secretary Robert Green of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections, department employees and others as they cut the ribbon for the new Hagerstown Field Office of Parole and Probation on April 22.

Robert Green, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctionswas among those present at the event.

According to a ministry press release, the first-floor space has improved access for customers and a brighter office and improved floor plan for employees.

The Parole and Probation Division employs 25 people in the office. Overall, the Department of Public Safety has more than 1,100 employees in Washington County

Officials from the Maryland Department of General Services, Maryland Department of Labor, Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore and reentry specialist Bill Gaertner of Gatekeepers in Hagerstown joined Green for the ribbon cutting.

Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital under new management

the Mid Atlantic Veterinary Hospital is in full reopening and operating as a Heart + Paw partner practice.

A full-service veterinary center, Mid-Atlantic aims to provide stress-free wellness services, including medical care, preventative health care, pet surgery, diagnostic and radiology services all in one. place.

There is also an on-site pet pharmacy at 1125 Professional Court.

The Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital is located at 1125 Professional Court.

With the firm’s owner retiring at the end of last year, Mid-Atlantic was scheduled to close at the end of July, according to a company press release.

But Heart + Paw, one of the nation’s fastest-growing veterinary care, grooming and dog daycare groups, stepped in. Over the past few months, the Heart + Paw team has been upgrading equipment, installing new technology, and hiring vets, technicians, and staff.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to reopen this clinic and once again become a trusted and thriving service to the community,” said David Lasus, CEO of Heart + Paw, in the press release.

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The practice’s senior veterinarian, Dr. Brittany Cole, has experience in general medicine as well as mobile medicine. Cole is a graduate of Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine and a Maryland native who now lives in the area.

Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital will host a grand reopening in the coming months. Details are forthcoming.

Opening of a new charging station for electric vehicles

EVgo Inc. has opened an EV fast-charging station in the Valley Park Commons near Wesel Boulevard.

The mall is home to Sam’s Club, Martin’s grocery store, and other businesses. The four-station charging station, located at 1580 Wesel Boulevard, was unveiled at a ceremony on April 25.

EVgo, which bills itself as the nation's largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles, has opened a new station in the Valley Park Commons shopping center near Wesel Boulevard.

“The electric vehicle charging station in Hagerstown, which will charge four vehicles at a time, is a particular source of pride for us as it is the first to be completed and operating under our Corridors Grant Scheme. electricity in Maryland,” Suzanne Dorsey said. , deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment, said in a press release. “Our partnership with EVgo has resulted in this station and four other stations – in Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Towson and Halethorpe – will be similar to this one.”

The new station was primarily built in partnership with Nissan and partially funded by Maryland’s Electric Corridor Grant Program, according to EVgo.

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