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City To Use Grant To Demolish For Arch Street Blighted Properties

October 24th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

As pledged earlier this year, Allegany County is providing some financial assistance for municipalities to eliminate blight. The city of Cumberland plans to utilize a Community Enhancement grant to tear down four properties in the 300 block of Arch Street to provide handicap accessible housing.  The commissioners approved the $50,000 program grant for the acquisition and demolition of the four Arch Street properties. The grant was awarded to the city for the four properties at 301-309 Arch Street, which includes three duplexes and a single family dwelling. David Cox, city code administration supervisor, said these vacant properties have been creating problems for years…


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