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Rumsey Green complex in the works

By Staff | Jan 14, 2011

Rumsey Green is the name of the new multi-use complex being proposed for Shepherdstown. The land being considered is not within the Corporation of Shepherdstown limits – yet.

Eric Lewis acted as the spokesperson for the Rumsey Development Group at the Jan. 5 special town council meeting. The group, which is looking to develop Rumsey Green, is comprised of several community members. Brothers Cricky and Chaz Shultz and Chris Colbert, all Rumsey members, were also in attendance.

Since last week’s meeting, Lewis said more information is being gathered and then a public meeting will be held for the second reading of the annexation proposal.

“Our vision is to build five buildings on the land with some parking in the middle and around the buildings,” Lewis said at the Jan. 5 meeting.

The development group has 14.5 acres along Route 45. This area includes the grain silos besides Sheetz, a few residential homes and several bare acres.

“The developers will only build the phases once they have anchor stores signed in a contract. Contracts will be easier to get once they have the annexation and building permits,” Cricky Shultz said.

Developers want to attract services that the town doesn’t already have. They are investigating medical services, such as an orthodontist, or business service, like mailbox alternatives. The developers welcome suggestions.

Lewis encourages residents to visit their Facebook page by searching Rumsey Green to make comments or call him at 304-728-6877.

For more from the Jan. 5 meeting, read the full story online at http://bit.ly/fpTs1q.