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Morriss: City Should Focus on Revitalization, Rather Than Demolition, of Blighted Structures

October 5th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss says he believes the city’s efforts to deal with blighted properties can be expanded with more of a focus on revitalization and potential development. For several years, the city has worked toward demolishing deteriorating and dilapidated structures- clearing those lots of long standing eyesores and potentially dangerous situations. Mayor Morriss said he now sees the potential to move beyond simply taking old houses and buildings down- with a vision toward new development opportunities. He reported the city recently completed an extremely successful sale of vacant lots…