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Bones Wright St. house plans tabled

By Staff | Jun 25, 2010

Roger Munro

A vote on a building permit for a new house in Shepherdstown has been put on hold until next month at the request of the applicant, local resident Roger Munro.

During the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, June 21, at Town Hall, Munro told the members that the town floodplain manager Harvey Heyser has requested to see floodplain elevations for the property charted on the application.

The proposed house would sit on property abutting the lower section of the Town Run. Munro, after the meeting, said that he would “be glad to accomodate the request,” explaining that the purpose of the move was to demonstrate that the proposed house would not be in the flood plain of the Town Run.

The 1,600-square-foot home would be located at 204 Bones Wright Street, off of North Princess Street.

From the street it would appear to be a humble bungalow with wood siding, with the rear of the house sporting double-decker decks overlooking the babbling Town Run below. Paperwork filed with Town Hall earlier in the month describes the house as a single-family dwelling valued at over $280,000, with construction costs projected to run up to $180,000. Munro lists himself as the contractor for the construction.

The Planning Commission, which will take up the matter at their next meeting, can either vote to grant a building permit, or they can deny the application because of zoning violations. If denied, Munro can appeal the decision by seeking a variance from Shepherdstown’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

The Planning Commission meets ever third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on 104 N. King St.