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Old Memorial Hospital To Be Demolished

June 18th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Deciding to cut their losses, the Cumberland Mayor and City Council has decided to demolish all or at least a portion of the old Memorial Hospital Building in an effort to see some type of feasible development at that location. Although the former hospital facility is partially leased, is has been costing the city around $250,000 a year to maintain.  About a dozen tenants, including J. Green Foods Co. and Western Maryland Area Health Education Agency, occupy portions of the 250,000-square-foot space, which was vacated more than two years ago when the new hospital opened on Willowbrook Road.  Ridgecrest Development of Frederick had a 10-year agreement with the city to find new tenants for the building, but the city opted out that of arrangement as a result of a lack of sufficient progress. Councilman David Kauffman tells WCBC News that after re-evaluating the property, the city had decided to move in a different direction- away from commercial development…





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