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(Jan. 4, 2013) Construction of the 67th Street TownCenter, which will include four buildings connected by a boardwalk promenade and leisure plazas, is expected to be completed in May.

According to the project Web site, www.towncenter.com, a fence was erected around the property in late October, excavation began and sewer lines were buried. In mid-November, the site was cleared and prepped for buildings B, C and D foundations. Building A foundation construction was completed in early December and preparation for building B foundation was nearly finished. Days later, the foundation was poured for building C and block work was being finished on building B. Just before Christmas, lumber was delivered to the site and framing work was set to begin on building A this week.

The more than 20,500 square feet of mixed-use space on about four acres of land will be home to several businesses. The 4,700-square foot building will feature two or three businesses, according to developer Peck Miller. Miller and his business partners purchased the land in July. The project is a $7 million investment.

The 5,600-square-foot building will be home to three or four stores, while the 3,900-square-foot building will house one or two businesses.

The 6,400-square-foot building will consist of a Ron Jon Surf Shop. The company is the only one to have signed a lease as of this week, but Miller said he has spoken to a number of representatives from interested businesses who want to be a part of the midtown complex.

Two buildings will be located on 67th Street and the other two on Coastal Highway, forming an “L” shape, Miller said.

There is also another parcel on the back of the lot near the water, where a hotel or restaurant could be built on the 1.5-acre plot. The site is also permitted for a 250-foot pier on the canal.

“It will be a nice little commercial section in midtown Ocean City,” Miller said. “The synergy of the area works, with Old Pro Golf, the marina, Galaxy 66 restaurant, World Gym, Sunset Island and the Holiday Inn across the street. [TownCenter] will work well with the neighborhood.”

Miller said he has always been familiar with the 67th Street property and when the opportunity arose to purchase the land, he took advantage.

Jeff Schoellkopf, AIA, LEED AP of The Design Group, who Miller has worked with for a number of years, is the project architect. Gillis Gilkerson is the construction management company.

For more information about the project or business owners interested in retail space, contact Miller at peck@peckmiller.com or call 443-880-2341.

 

RENDERINGS COURTESY PECK MILLER
The 67th Street TownCenter will include four buildings connected by a boardwalk promenade and leasure plaza areas where shoppers can relax.

 

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