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Commission to sponsor quarry meetings

By Staff | Aug 13, 2010

CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission is inviting the public to learn more about the recently approved Brownfield Economic Development District at Old Standard Quarry near Harpers Ferry.

In March 2009, the West Virginia Department of Commerce approved an application for a Brownfield Economic Opportunity Development District at Old Standard Quarry, which includes 29 office buildings, a first-class hotel, an extended-stay hotel, a computer data center and the wastewater treatment plant that is adjacent to the quarry lake.

The approval was granted without local input or local meetings. The Jefferson County Commission is sponsoring two meetings on the development proposal. The first will be on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Commission’s meeting room at the Old Charles Town Library located at 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town. The approved proposal is available for the public to review.

This is an informational meeting to help the public learn more about what has been approved by the state Department of Commerce. Area representatives from the West Virginia House of Delegates and West Virginia Senate are expected to attend.

At 2 p.m. Thursday, the County Commission will discuss with the legislators the concerns and comments from the open house. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings.