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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to Hold Public Hearing

September 28th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. at City Place in Frostburg to consider a proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Canal Place Heritage Area (https://canalplace.org/) to include the incorporated City of Frostburg.

The Canal Place Heritage Area was certified in 1993 as Maryland’s first heritage area. The Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority manages the heritage area, which is currently comprised of portions Cumberland in Allegany County.

Certified Heritage Areas promote heritage tourism and foster partnerships between governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations to create 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 to consider the proposal to expand the                      Canal Place Heritage Area to include the City of Frostburg                        

WHEN:        Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5 p.m.

WHERE:      City Place, 20 South Water Street, Frostburg, MD 21532

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

Written comments will be accepted through October 10 and may be sent to Ennis Smith, Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, 3rd Floor, Crownsville, MD 21032 or ennis.smith@maryland.gov .

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority is an independent unit of state government that operates within the Maryland Department of Planning. For more information, visit the website at http://mht.maryland.gov/heritageareas.shtml or telephone (410) 697-9555.

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