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Hearing On Heritage Area Expansion Set For Tuesday

May 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 on a request to enlarge the boundaries of the Canal Place Heritage Area (www.canalplace.org ) to include the Greene St. National Register Historic District, portions of the Canada/Viaduct Survey District, Candoc & Mason Recreational District/Riverside area of the C&O Canal Preservation District within the City of Cumberland.

The Canal Place Heritage Area was the first Certified Heritage Area in Maryland , created in 1993 by State legislation. The locally-based Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority manages the heritage area which is comprised of approximately 395 acres in the City of Cumberland. Certified Heritage Areas foster partnerships between governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote more livable and economically sustainable communities. They preserve and celebrate Maryland’s history, cultural traditions, and natural areas through grants, loans, tax credits and other tools.

WHAT:                 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Public Hearing on the proposal to enlarge the Canal Place Heritage Area in the City of Cumberland.

WHEN:                                6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016

                        WHERE:              Allegany Museum, 2nd Floor

                                       3 Pershing Street, Cumberland , MD 21502

                           Tel: (301) 777-7200

Website: www.alleganymuseummd.org

 

WHO:                   Local government officials, heritage resource organizations, tourism industry representatives, business and property owners, and others who are interested in the proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Canal Place Heritage Area in the City of Cumberland.

 

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority is an independent unit of state government that operates in the Maryland Department of Planning. For more information, visit the website at http://mht.maryland.gov/heritageareas.shtml or telephone (410) 514-7685

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