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Council hears report on Twin Oaks

By Staff | Apr 13, 2012

Developer and Shepherdstown resident Peter Corum gave a presentation regarding plans for the Twin Oaks Subdvision project at Shepherdstown’s Town Council meeting Tuesday evening.

Corum, who has recently applied for a conditional use permit (CUP) with the Jefferson County Department of Planning and Zoning, explained potential uses for the property as listed in the request.

Corum said that the property located outside of Shepherdstown next to Morgan’s Grove Park, will serve as a place to expand Sustainable Shepherdstown’s Morgan’s Grave Market.

“The big thing right now is the evolution of Morgan’s Grove Market,” he said.

According to the CUP request filed Jan. 27, intended potential land uses are listed as a “Food Hub” to include such things as a food distribution retail center, a community kitchen, a restaurant, a bakery and butcher shop; “General Merchandise” or retail spaces, such as a fresh food market, hardware store, antique shops, etc.; “Professional Business” offices including medical, dental optical, baking, accounting, insurance, and other types of professional businesses; and “Community Amenities,” such as an entertainment sport facility, public-private access pool, event space and health activities facility.

A group of Shepherdstown community members attended the meeting Tuesday.

Amy Mathew Amos asked what specific businesses would be included in the development.

“As part of the “team approach,” you could go a step further,” she said.

Corum said plans for the development would be “market responsive” and therefore specific business could not yet be determined.

“We think it is all going to be food, health and wellness,” he said.

Unresolved issues regarding Corum’s CUP will be heard by the Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals at a public hearing April 19 at 3 p.m. in the Charles Town Library meeting room.