Ocean City Today

Beach Bum Inn set to take space of Third Street condo

Demolition of OC structure kicks off construction for 15-room lodging this fall
By Katie Tabeling | Jul 27, 2017
Photo by: Angell Designs

(July 28, 2017) A Third Street motel will be expanding, as the Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission accepted a site plan earlier this month.

The Beach Bum Inn, containing 15 rooms, is scheduled take the place of a small condominium on the 100 block of Third Street by March 2018. That property is owned by Inn Town LLC, which also owns the Beach Bum Motel on Ninth Street and the Inn Town Motel.

The 17-room Inn Town Motel is on the land adjacent to the proposed Beach Bum Inn, but both projects would be kept as separate hotels. The properties combined will have a 7,100-square-foot footprint.

As proposed, the Beach Bum Inn will have a small swimming pool, a lobby on the corner of Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, and will be painted a similar dark blue as the Tarry-a-While, the Ocean City Development Corporation headquarters on Dorchester Street.

The planning and zoning commissioners were on board with the three-story hotel, as long as all parking needs are met. Zoning Administrator Frank Hall said some spaces will be downsized to provide the 15 required spaces.

“The hotel requested, and was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals, for parking spaces that were 8 and half feet wide instead of nine and a quarter,” Hall said during the July 5 session.

Demolition of the 101 Third Street condominium is slated to start in October.

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