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Historic District Commission OKs privacy fencing request

BERLIN—The Historic District Commission approved a request for
a six-foot privacy fence proposed by the Holland House on Bay Street during the
Oct. 2 meeting. Meanwhile, the owner of Twisters is scheduled to request
approval from the Planning Commission for approval of a final site plan at a
new location on Old Ocean City Boulevard during that commission’s Oct. 9
meeting.

Planning Director David Engelhart said on
Oct. 7 that the Historic District Commission voted to approve the request by
Holland House owners to replace a chain link fence with a vinyl privacy fence
that will be installed along a side of the building.

The commission will discuss possible
ordinance amendments during the next meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 6,
according to Engelhart.

He also said the Planning
and Zoning Commission would consider a request for approval of a final site
plan for property on Old Ocean City Boulevard that is owned by Carmella Solito,
owner of Twisters Gymnastics Academy, located near John’s Auto Repair and
Towing, on Route 113.

Solito confirmed that she would
be making the request during a separate interview. Initially the plan would be
to build a 27,000 square foot facility, she said. Ultimately the plan would include
expanding to a 52,000 square foot athletic and recreational facility on the new
property. As the site is developed, new amenities would be added to the
existing site at 9028 Worcester Hwy., she said

At some point the two locations
would be merged into a recreational facility with attractions from a learning
center for toddlers, activities for teenagers, such as glow golf, laser tag,
and a parkour trampoline; plus a fitness facility of adults.
The proposed facility would feature key-card access.