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CEDC Director: Fed, State Regulations Will Dictate Timetable for Mall Renovation

October 12th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Downtown Development Commission, last week, received another update on the status of the Baltimore Street pedestrian mall renovation- and it appears now that the  best case scenario for a groundbreaking is summer of 2021. 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. The most recent estimated price tag for the project sits at roughly $9.5 million. Cumberland Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Matt Miller told the DDC that with final plans needing both state and federal approval- its difficult to pinpoint a construction start-up date…