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City Transfers Memorial Hospital Site to CEDC

June 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

City officials made it official last week, agreeing to transfer ownership of the former Memorial Hospital site to the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation.  Future plans for the location include construction of a housing development. Located in South Cumberland, the hospital was vacated in 2009 with the opening of a new hospital (now UPMC Western Maryland) on Willowbrook Road. The former hospital structure was razed in 2015, leaving an 8-acre tract that includes a 300-space parking garage still intact at the south end of the property. CEDC executive director Matt Miller has said that the consensus is that the property is prime for market rate residential development. Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss said potential developers have already emerged…