The Washington County Commissioners sent a proposal to update the definition of a convenience store in the county’s zoning ordinance back to the Planning Commission after a lengthy public hearing Tuesday. The proposed zoning text amendments would change the definition of a convenience store to eliminate the size restriction, which is currently 5,000 square feet — including areas for gas pumps. That restriction “is a big problem,” civil engineer Fred Frederick, president of Frederick, Seibert and Associates, told the commissioners.
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August 28, 2023