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CEDC Director Anticipates Construction at Rolling Mill Site Soon

June 28th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Preliminary discussions about the project began six years ago. A ground breaking ceremony was held in December- and in April it was announced that actual construction was ready to begin. However to date no construction has taken place at the Rolling Mill proposed shopping plaza between Maryland Avenue and Park Street- only some site preparation. The hope is that the situation will change in short order now that the developer of Cumberland Gateway has acquired additional setbacks to proceed with the first phase of construction for commercial buildings. Two weeks ago, the Cumberland Zoning Board voted unanimously to approve the latest round of setback variances requested for the project.  Ed Scott, of Kline Scott Visco Commercial Real Estate, has said phase one construction will be the corner retail building at Park and Cecilia streets. Phase two will be a retail strip continuing north to Emily Street. Now that the zoning board has signed off- CEDC executive director Matt Miller hopes to see work beginning in the immediate future…