Hearing for housing development project set for Monday | WDVM25 and DCW50

FUNKSTOWN, MD (WDVM) – The community of Funkstown in Washington County may soon annex nearly five acres for a new housing project. Residents are invited to share their feelings with municipal authorities.

Construction could start in mid-summer. Funkstown Mayor Paul Crampton owns about 10 acres in the city and has proposed new housing for almost half of that property behind a row of houses along the 400 block of South Edgewood Drive and north of East Poplar Street. What do residents think of the proposed development?

“This is a housing development project for Paul Crampton’s annexation property on Edgewood Drive,” said city manager Brenda Haynes.

Like much of the area, Funkstown, which sits just below the busy Interstate 70, is growing. Just ask Mary Jane Koontz, who has made Funkstown her home for six decades.

“It’s a great community. And I lived here for about sixty years. So I saw him grow, ”says Koontz.

Construction could begin when the good weather returns. The proposal would include starting houses and housing for temporary workers in the area. How do the inhabitants feel?

“I’m open-minded about this,” Howard “Pat” Patterson said. “I just like it here. I wouldn’t move from here. In fact, I don’t think I’m going to do it.

A total of 14 structures are available. Paul Crampton Contractors drew up engineering plans. The northern end of the proposed parcel would abut the shores of Antietam Creek.

The public is invited to Monday’s hearing. As a reminder, if you plan to attend the hearing on Monday evening, it begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Remember to wear your masks. The address is 30 E. Baltimore Street, right in the heart of the city.

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