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Baltimore Street Re-Opening Plans Being Reviewed

August 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Although talks about re-opening the downtown mall to vehicular traffic began several years ago- to date still no ground breaking ceremony. Cumberland officials however remain optimistic as they say most of the work at this point is being  done behind the scenes. The renovations will begin with the underground replacement of utility lines followed by the reinstallation of Baltimore Street through the mall. It will run one way from Mechanic Street to George Street. The project will end with design upgrades to the streetscape, including new parklets. An update was provided during the regular meeting of the Downtown Development Commission. Stu Czapski, economic development specialist for the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, said the redesign plans are currently being reviewed on the state and federal level. Once complete, the project can be put out for bids…