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Monongalia County Planning Commission Meets with Residents, Business Owners

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The Monongalia County Planning Commission met with residents and business owners Wednesday evening to discuss the county's comprehensive plan for growth.

This was the commission's second public meeting to answer questions and address concerns about the plan.

Director of planning Richard Wood said the greater Morgantown area will continue to grow in the near future.

"In the next 20 years we're going to see 40,000 more people move into the county. If the current patterns hold that's going to be moving into the area in and around Morgantown. So we need to address that kind of growth, which is pretty significant growth for this area," said Wood.

The planning commission will hold two more public hearings next month.

It will adopt the plan, and then present it to county commission for its approval.