Lankford

 

An almost century-old beach hotel is on its way to a total replacement, following the Ocean City Board of Zoning Appeals’ approval last Thursday of setback variance requests made by the Lankford Hotel on the Boardwalk. 

Plans are to raze the existing structure in its place build and a 76-room, two-suite hotel. 

Zoning Administrator Kay Gordy began the hearing by dismissing a 23-parking space waiver request, as density calculations found it to be unnecessary. 

https://www.oceancitytoday.com/news/lankford-hotel-gets-bza-ok-for-setback-variances/article_2350af6a-c796-11ea-9902-bfc15fb65cce.html 

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Residents and visitors in Ocean City will be able to enjoy the Sinepuxent Bay in a whole new way later this year through a new bayside boardwalk and luxury hotel. 

For decades, the old Cropper Concrete Plant stood next to the Route 50 bridge but, before the end of summer, the Cambria Hotel will open to the public, according to its developer. 

https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2020/07/14/ocean-city-cambria-hotel-bayside-boardwalk-open-2020/5385059002/?fbclid=IwAR35IEzPq0TqyV3ENfrVHtP8C-eoIbuSm3YnGdOvGDS2Jqd67EX6AykdTm8 

Recognition Received for Cambria Hotel just North of Rt. 50 Bridge in Ocean City, MD

Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced it has been awarded the New Construction Award for the Cambria Hotel at Cropper’s Landing on the site of the former Cropper concrete plant just north of the Route 50 Bridge.

“The OCDC appreciates the cooperation of the Cambria Hotel owners and its architectural firm, Fisher Architecture, during the planning and construction phase of this attractive hotel project,” said Glenn Irwin, Ocean City Development Corporation.  “In addition to bringing a new amenity to the downtown area, the large fiscal impact of this new project in terms of increased property taxes, room taxes, and employment opportunities will benefit all of Ocean City and Worcester County.”

 When the Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission approved the site plan for the reconfigured hotel, it allowed for the development to be moved from a north-south alignment to the center of the property.  This helped expand the number of rooms, reduced the impacts on neighboring properties and on the downtown view.  It also significantly minimized the square footage of lot coverage.   

“We are honored to be recognized by OCDC,” said Keith Fisher, Fisher Architecture.  “The unique coastal design of the Cambria Hotel highlights the local style and culture of one of our favorite beach towns.  We know the experience visitors have at the Cambria will bring them back year after year.”

This is Fisher Architecture’s fourth OCDC award.  In 2015 they were awarded the “New Residential” award for Island View Townhomes on 5th Street in Ocean City and in 2014 they were awarded the “Facade Project” for the Marina Deck at 306 Dorchester Street; as well as “Business Assistance Project” for DeLazy Lizard Brew Pub on 25 Philadelphia Avenue.

For more information on Fisher Architecture LLC visit www.fisherarchitecture.com or call 410/742-0238. To contact Keith Fisher AIA LEED AP, founder Fisher Architecture LLC, email kfisher@fisherarchitecture.com.  

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for voting us “BEST ARCHITECT on the Eastern Shore” for a 3rd year in a row! What an honor to be recognized by our community for doing what we love!  

Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced the addition to the Fisher team, Matthew Parsons as an Architectural Designer Intern.    

As an Architectural Intern, Matt will be responsible for assisting with construction documents and CAD drafting. He chose Fisher Architecture because he wanted the opportunity to learn more about the different sectors in Architecture as well as gaining real world experience in an Architecture firm.

Matt is from Millsboro, Delaware and is a Junior, currently studying at the University of Maryland, College Park, to receive his Bachelor of Science in Architecture. He earned his Associate Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology in May 2019 from Delaware Technical Community College.

In his free time, he enjoys sailing and kayaking.

“We value the energy and unique perspective Matt will bring to the team,” says Principal Keith Fisher. “He is eager to learn and expand his skills. We’re looking forward to a great summer working together!”

 
Thank you City of Salisbury, Maryland for fast tracking our permit to create an outside space so we can provide better social distancing when we are able to offer dine in service.

Special Thanks to Mayor Jake Day, Amanda Pollock, Bill Holland, Mike Dunn form The Greater Salisbury Committee, Bill Chambers from Chamber of Commerce, Dave Ryan from SWED and Brent Miller from SVN!

We will have a fenced in area with Picnic tables with umbrellas ready around Memorial Day.

Until then we have our full 7 day a week carryout available lunch and dinner.

The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently welcomed Keith Fisher, W. Todd Hershey, Margy Meeks, Kelley M. Selph and L. William “Bill” Shockley as new members of the board of directors.

Fisher is the principal architect at Fisher Architecture in Salisbury. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Wicomico County School Building Commission, the Salisbury Board of Housing Appeals and Emmanuel Wesleyan Church in Salisbury. He volunteers with HALO (Hope and Life Outreach) and Habitat for Humanity. He received his bachelor’s degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Salisbury with their two sons, John, 9, and James, 5.

Read the full article at the Salisbury Business Journal.





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Posted on: April 16, 2020

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