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Mayor Grim Remains Adamant That Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project Is The Right Thing To Do

December 7th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Although about a dozen holdouts remain, Cumberland Mayor Brian Grim remains adamant that the city is doing the right thing in moving forward with the Maryland Avenue Redevelopment Project. That project calls for the removal of 67 homes and a church between Maryland Avenue and Park Street and Emily and Williams streets to create a commercial zone with a national chain restaurant and businesses.  In the past year houses have been bought and demolished by the Cumberland Economic Development Corp., the entity administering the project. The city is funding the $5 million project largely through bond sales. Mayor Grim says the city, which is dealing with a tight budget, has just a few ways in which the city can address fiscal concerns- and expanding the tax base with projects like Rolling Mill is far more desirable than the alternatives…


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