WEST OCEAN CITY — The ever-changing West Ocean City landscape could soon get a major new addition after county planners on Thursday approved a site plan for a mixed-use retail and restaurant center with an office complex included in a later phase for a property along Route 50.
The Worcester County Planning Commission on Thursday approved a site plan for the retail complex on the south side of Route 50 just west of Elm Street in West Ocean City. The roughly three-acre site is currently home to the Sea Isle Motel, which has occupied the location for decades.
TJSF LLC’s Todd and Jill Ferrante are the developers of the project after purchasing the property nearly two years ago. Retail stores and an as-yet-unnamed restaurant operation are planned for the project. Although there are no leases in place, the owners hinted on Thursday the development would feature popular stores currently operating in Ocean City.