News Center – Announcements
OCPD Mixed Use Project for Workforce Housing and ImprovementsNews Added: 01-25-2022
OCDC moves forward with the Workforce Housing and Somerset Street improvements.
OCDC Receives Commitment to Excellence AwardNews Added: 02-05-2018
OCDC received the Commitment to Excellence Award from Kenneth C. Holt, MD Secretary of Housing and Community Development. OCDC received this award for Neighborhood Revitalization efforts to renovate buildings and facilitate seasonal employee housing.
OCDC grantsNews Added: 12-06-2016
OCDC has been awarded the following grants for this year from the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development: $50,000 for Façade Improvement Program, $50,000 for Green Building Initiatives Program, and $50,000 for its Business Assistance Program. In addition, DHCD has awarded a grant of $65,000 for demolition/predevelopment costs for a mixed use project to be constructed at 16 Baltimore Avenue. For more information about these grant programs contact the OCDC.
Impact AwardNews Added: 12-06-2016
At its October 26th Annual Meeting, the Community Development Network of Maryland provided OCDC with its Impact Award. This prestigious award is provided annually to an organization that has shown a tremendous impact on its community.
OCDC receives new grants from DHCDNews Added: 01-01-2016
The OCDC has been informed by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development that it will be receiving the following funds in 2016: $50,000 for the OCDC Facade Improvement Program, $50,000 for Green Building Initiatives Program, and $200,000 towards the new Royalton Hotel mixed use project (1101 Atlantic Avenue) for demolition work.
OC Clean Sweep eventNews Added: 11-11-2015
On Saturday, November 14th, the OCDC will hold its 3rd annual OC Clean Sweep. This event includes having volunteers pick up trash and debris between the Inlet and 17th Street. Lunch and a shirt will be provided to volunteers. The event begins at 10 am at the OCDC office at 108 Dorchester Street in downtown Ocean City. call the OCDC office at (410) 289-7739 to register and for additional information.
Shore Craft Beer FestivalNews Added: 10-13-2015
The first downtown craft beer festival is being held at Sunset Park on October 24th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Shore Craft.com, OCDC and the Town of Ocean City are sponsoring this inaugural event. For more information about the event including tickets, participating breweries, and food trucks check out wwww.shorecraftbeerfest.com.
2015 OCDC/Art Davis Memorial Golf Tournament a successNews Added: 10-13-2015
This annual tournament, held on October 7th at Ocean City Golf Club had 30 teams participating. The weather was excellent. Funds from this tournament are used for several OCDC projects and programs.
2015 Sunset Park eventsNews Added: 06-24-2015
June 25 Summer Kick Off Event at Sunset Park – Radio Birds and PUSH – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739 July 2 Sunset Park Party Nights at Sunset Park – Lauren Glick & the Mood Swingers/Blues/R&B/Jazz (Co-Sponsor -O.C. Chamber) – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739 – July 9 Sunset Park Party Nights at Sunset Park – Oh Boy!/ Buddy Holly Tribute Band (Town of Ocean City) – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739 – www.ocdc.org July 16 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – British Invasion Experience /Beatles Tribute Band – (Co-Sponsor – Art League of Ocean City) – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739 July 23 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – Tranzfusion/Rock ” (Co-Sponsors – HMRA and O.C. Cruzers) – 7 pm to 9 pm ” 410-289-7739 July 30 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – Neon Swing X-perience/Swing Band – (Town of Ocean City) – 7 pm to 9 pm â€“ 410-289-7739 August 6 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – Full Circle/blues/R&B/Jazz – (Co-Sponsors – Coastal Bays and Ocean City Surf Club – 7 pm to 9 pm 410-289-7739 August 13 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – Poole and the Gang/Variety – (Town of Ocean City) – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739 August 20 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – Eclipse/Journey Tribute Band (Co-Sponsor – Downtown Association) – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739 August 27 Sunset Party Nights at Sunset Park – Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys/Beach Country (Town of Ocean City – 7 pm to 9 pm – 410-289-7739
2014 Somerset Plaza events with OC Cruzer cars on displayNews Added: 04-15-2014
Each event will start at 3 pm: June 8 – Tommy Edward (Rod Stewart tribute); June 15 – British Invasion Experience (Beatles tribute); July 13 – Blake Haley (acoustic, country, rock); July 27 – Rob Fahey (rock); August 10 – Nate Clendenen duo (acoustic rock); August 24 – Troy Mawyer (rock); September 21 – Tsunami Sunset (pop/punk alternative)
OCDC gets 3 state grantsNews Added: 04-15-2014
OCDC will be receiving grants of $50,000 for its Facade Improvement Program, $50,000 for its Business Assistance Program, and $75,000 for purchase of decorative street lights as part of the Phase II street improvements to St. Louis Avenue.
2014 Sunset Park events start at 7 pm, are free and attendees asked to bring their own seatingNews Added: 04-15-2014
June 26 summer kickoff event with The Zach Bellas & The Company Band as opening act and The Pasadena Band; July 3 – Lauren Glick & The Mood Swingers (Blues/R&B/ Jazz) July 10 – Tranzfusion (Rock) July 17 – Folk Heroes (Irish) July 24 – Full Circle (Blues/ R&B/ Jazz) July 31 – Captain Quint (Jimmy Buffet tribute) August 7 – British Invasion Experience (Beatles Tribute Band) August 14 – Lovin’ Cup (Rock) August 21 – Eclipse (Journey tribute) August 28 – Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys (Beach country)
Main Street Maryland designationNews Added: 02-27-2012
The State of Maryland has announced that Ocean City is one of three communities newly designated for the the Main Street Maryland Program. This valuable designation has numerous benefits for which the town and OCDC can take advantage.
Free Downtown Walking TourNews Added: 03-08-2011
Is your homeowner’s association or business association interested in a free guided walking tour of downtown Ocean City? To be highlighted will be its history and revitalization projects. Call the OCDC office at (410) 289-7739 for more information.