Inspection Finds Berlin’s Portable Signs Not ADA Violation

Sidewalk signs, such as these pictured above along Main Street, were found after an inspection by federal transportation officials to not be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – The bevy of sandwich signs downtown are not hindering accessibility on Berlin’s sidewalks, according to town officials. Mayor Gee Williams said this week that an inspection by representatives of the Federal Highway Administration revealed that the town was Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. The inquiry by transportation officials came after a complaint… Read more »

Mixed-Use Development Approved For Berlin

Developer Patrick Vorsteg is pictured before the Berlin Historic District Commission last week. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – A mixed use project proposed for Gay Street will move forward after it received approval from the town’s historic district and planning commissions this week. Both commissions approved Patrick Vorsteg’s plan to build a two-story mixed use building at 15 Gay St. Wednesday. Historic district commission member Mary Moore said that the new… Read more »