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County Planning Commission approves commercial project

The proposed buildings D and E will join the already existing Manklin Station commercial development, located on the south side of Manklin Creek Road.

By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer

(Sept. 12, 2019) The completion of the Manklin Station commercial development cleared another step at the Worcester County Planning Commission last Thursday in Snow Hill.

Two more office/retail buildings, each 6,000 square feet, will be added to the complex south of Manklin Creek Road and east of Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines.

The proposal included an amendment to the number of required loading spaces, which is currently four. Steve Engel, one of the principles of Vista Design, said that the proposal asked to eliminate one loading space and relocate another.

He told the commission not all the current buildings at Manklin Station need a loading space. There will be one loading space north of building D and another at the front of the building.

The number of required parking spaces has already been met. There are 81 equivalent dwelling units for the development as a whole, with three additional needed for the new buildings.

Commissioner Jay Knerr moved to approve the two buildings and the loading space waiver and Commissioner Betty Smith seconded. Vista Design hopes to begin construction this fall.