(Nov. 9, 2018) A recommendation for a change in sewer system for a proposed Atlantic General Hospital building was unanimously approved during the Worcester County Planning Commission meeting last Thursday.

Commission member Jay Knerr said he recently joined the board of trustees for the hospital, and recused himself before the presentation.

The proposal aims to “change in the water and sewer service classifications” for the property and would like to “connect to the sewer connection system by connecting to a gravity manhole at the south gate of Ocean Pines that discharges to Pump Station ‘T.’”

Mitchell added in the proposal environmental preservation is a priority with this project and strives to protect “clean surface and ground water.”

The proposed site is located at Racetrack Road, just south of the southern gate to Ocean Pines, according to the project description. It would need 34 equivalent dwelling units to serve the hospital’s outpatient facility.

If approved, the proposed property would be 98,964 square feet, and used for “offices and mixed medical specialties,” Mitchell said.

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