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Buckel Comments on MD Park Service Absorbing Canal Place

February 14th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The chair of the state appointed Canal Place Task Force was not enthusiastic about the recent request by the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority to be absorbed by the Maryland Park Service. In 2018 the Task Force was created to determine if Canal Place should be divided into portions and sold to private investors or kept as is. With no final Task Force report  completed nearly four years later, Canal Place representatives contacted the chair of the newly formed State Park Investment Commission, and testified before a sub committee in Annapolis requesting Canal Place to be designated a state park. Task Force Chair  Delegate Jason Buckel told WCBC News that the request came as a surprise to him as he received no advance notice. He doesn’t view the proposal as having any chance of coming to fruition…