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Friday, September 11, 2015

Retail Stores, Apartments Eyed For Long Vacant Berlin Property

BERLIN – A local developer’s purchase of a long vacant lot at one of Berlin’s entrances could bring more retail and apartment space to the town.

Developer John Derrickson says he plans to build retail space with apartments above it on the one-acre lot at the intersection of North Main Street and Old Ocean City Boulevard. He bought the long vacant parcel, which in the past has been home to several restaurants, last month.

“I want to do what’s right for the town,” he said.

Derrickson approached Berlin’s planning commission Wednesday to ask for its advice on the project. He said he’d hired the local firm Design Resources but didn’t want to begin plans until he had an idea of what the planning commission wanted to see built, as the project would not be able to move forward at all without its approval.



Anonymous said...

Another artist colony.

Anonymous said...

9:03....if it's not your money and you don't live here, why would you even care?

Anonymous said...

Learn from Virginia Beach.
Development pressures can destroy Berlin.
Population density will dramatically affect quality of life.

Anonymous said...

Because, 9:19 what do you think the county, the state and at times the feds don't give money to Berlin in the form of grants and other funding.
To say that just because someone doesn't live somewhere 9:19 means they don't have some sort of interest is utter and sheer ignorance. Utter and sheer ignorance! Stupidity at it's finest. Moronic and ignorant. Do you understand!
Now grow a brain 9:19 and start using it!

Anonymous said...

Ignore low information 9:19. These "artist" colonies are the result of grant opportunities handed out by the National Endowment for the Arts, so to say that every single person in the US doesn't have a stake in the money is untrue.

Anonymous said...

You two really need to learn how to read. Nowhere in the article does it say "artist colony." Of course you have shown your true colors by attacking others on this board without even the hint of exposing your knowledge on the subject. Good job on showing us who you really are.

Anonymous said...

Its a waste of taxpayers dollars to have an economic commission on the eastern shore when the powerful older elitists here are not going to let any significant development happen.