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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Berlin Officially Supports Habitat’s Mixed-Use Project

BERLIN – Town officials offered their support to a downtown mixed use project planned by Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County.

On Monday, the Berlin Town Council agreed to give Habitat for Humanity a letter of support for the building it has planned for 21 Jefferson St. as the organization begins to seek grants for the project.

“We need to be able to show the state the town is supportive of the project and the project is aligned with the town’s goals,” said Andrea Bowland, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County.

Bowland told the council her organization planned to purchase the early 20th century home at 21 Jefferson St. and demolish it to erect a mixed use building on the site. The home, though historic, is in poor condition. The new building would include retail space on the ground floor with apartments above. Habitat for Humanity would retain ownership of the retail space, leasing it to generate income for the organization, while the apartments would be sold.

Bowland says ideally, the retail space would be leased to artists.



Anonymous said...

"...Bowland says ideally, the retail space would be leased to artists...."

Sound familiar? Like that ghetto building on Fitzwater Street that was sold to us as an artist's colony? Mayor Gee and Former Mayor Jimmy must be brothers, or at least first cousins.

Anonymous said...

So I guess this means Habitat for Humanity is a prophet oriented company and not a non-profit

Anonymous said...

Berlin needs to be more concerned about that Rouge wannabe police officer they have on staff. That Reject from Wicomico County. Mr. Holland is a ticking time bomb getting ready to explode.