BERLIN – With plans for an apartment complex on Seahawk Road, the sale of two large properties at the edge of town and a development proposal for the Bay Club, it’s easy to wonder just how large Berlin can grow.
In 1990, the town’s population was 2,600. By 2010, that number had nearly doubled, with just under 4,500 residents calling Berlin home. While growth can be a good thing, increasing the town’s tax base and infusing money into the local economy, some residents are concerned that it will bring too much change to what they consider
“America’s Coolest Small Town.”
“We need to protect this small town,” Council member Lisa Hall said. “Once it’s gone it’s gone.”