BERLIN – A mixed use project proposed by Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is set to move forward after receiving planning commission approval.
On Wednesday, the Berlin Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Habitat for Humanity’s plan to replace an old home with a new building featuring retail and apartments at 21 Jefferson St.
“This is how the town should grow — from within,” planning commission member Ron Cascio said.
Habitat for Humanity plans to tear down the early 20th Century home on the site and erect a two-story building. The new structure would feature retail space on the ground floor and apartments on the second floor. The organization would sell the apartments but would lease out the retail space, providing Habitat for Humanity with a steady stream of income.