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Former Fort Ritchie Military Reservation Under Ratified Contract

November 14, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 15, 2019) – As of Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners is under a ratified contract with a private developer on the former Fort Ritchie Military Reservation in Cascade, Maryland. The property will remain under contract as the Washington County Department of Business Development works with the buyer through a 75-day feasibility study.

Washington County’s Director of Business Development, Susan Small, explained, “The process for the sale will take some time as we continue to educate the parties on the existing conditions of the property. However, we are encouraged that the buyer is very interested in maintaining a community connection with continued interest in the historic and potential recreational value to the retired base. Staff from the Department of Business Development will assist the buyer with the purchase of the property and subsequent development."

For additional information, please contact Washington County's Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380.