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Significant Demolition Activity Taking Place In Rolling Mill Neighborhood

October 31st, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Significant demolition activity has been taking place in recent days in the Rolling Mill neighborhood- the target zone for the Maryland Avenue Redevelopment Project. The redevelopment 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. Five homes were taken down Thursday and currently 15 more are marked as ready for demolition. There remain about a dozen holdouts not wishing to sell, and some claim they have been threatened either by the city or the Cumberland Economic Development Corp., the entity administering the project. CEDC Executive Director Shawn Hershberger says that is simply not the case…


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