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CEDC Considering Feasibility Study Of Former Police Station Building

September 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Economic Development Commission is considering ordering a feasibility study of the former police station and post office at 19 Frederick Street to determine if the building has a viable use. Most recently, the 115-year-old structure housed the Allegany County Human Resources and Development Commission until that organization moved into a new building on Virginia Avenue in 2009. The city, which owns the building, developed RFPs for the building back in 2014 and while a few proposals were submitted- nothing materialized and that building continues to sit vacant. Situated in the downtown area across the street from City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce and sitting next to a parking garage- the CEDC is interested in determining if the building could be utilized for office space, a business incubator or some other possibilities. CEDC executive director Paul Kelly said the age and condition of the building is a concern- and suggested proceeding with caution before agreeing to tackle such an undertaking.  Ultimately the board agreed to have a study of the building completed to get a handle on the extent of  repairs that  may be required to bring the building up to standard- and acceptable to market. Cumberland Mayor, and CEDC board member, Ray Morriss…


4 Responses to “CEDC Considering Feasibility Study Of Former Police Station Building”

  1. September 11, 2019 at 7:09 am, Steve said:

    Let’s start another project….. Has any projects every been completed that has been started by this group?


  2. September 11, 2019 at 8:06 am, Paolo Primavera said:

    Why must everything have a paid study? Don’t we pay these qualified leaders enough for them to take on these feasibility studies and HELP the Cumberland taxpayers and save everyone money, time, needless effort costing big dollars. Maybe someone’s brother or sister own the company that does these studies.


  3. September 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    Please finish something!


  4. September 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm, Ken said:

    Why do we have studies? Do you really want people who do not have the background taking on projects that they aren’t qualified to handle? Can you imagine how much that would cost us?


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