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Razing Of Rolling Mill Neighborhood Homes Moving Ahead

August 8th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland Mayor Brian Grim tells WCBC News that the razing of properties in the city's Rolling Mill neighborhood is moving ahead- despite a few very vocal protesters.  Officially known as the Maryland Avenue Redevelopment Project, the $5 million commercial development plan includes the removal of 67 homes and a church between Maryland Avenue and Park Street and Emily and Williams streets. Administered by the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, once cleared, officials hope to contract with a developer to bring a national chain restaurant and business tenants to the site. Mayor Grim says he sees the project as providing a tremendous boost for the local economy.  With four properties taken down last week, Grim said the next six properties targeted for demolition are at various locations throughout the target site…





 

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