By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer
(Aug. 20, 2020) Attorney Mark Cropper, Blair Rinnier of Rinnier Development Company and engineer Brock Parker met with the Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday for a preliminary plat review of the Oceans East subdivision off Seahawk Road.
“We are reworking the lot lines around Oceans East Phase One now that we know where all the construction has been built,” Parker said. “And we’re also dialing in the subdivision lines in accordance with what we’re proposing in Phase Two.”
The planning commission approved the proposed second phase site plan at a meeting on June 10.
Basically, a lot will be created for each phase of Oceans East and then the remainder of the property will be one large parcel where additional subdivisions may be built in the future.
Rinnier said Phase Two of Oceans East will comprise of both townhomes and apartments. Parker added that the cost of rent per residence ranges based on amenities.
Although the townhomes have not been built, the monthly rent will likely be between $1,800-$1,900, Parker said.
“For all those units out there, you don’t hear any drama out there,” said Commission member Newt Chandler.
The building from Phase One is full of residents with a variety of professions from teachers to retail workers, Rinnier said.
“I really expected when I was here in 2013 that we would have a lot more seniors from like Ocean Pines and some of the older housing … it’s absolutely diverse,” he continued.
The commission had no objections to the plat at the time. Attorney Mark Cropper, Blair Rinnier of Rinnier Development Company and Engineer Brock Parker will return for approval of the finalized plat.