Redevelopment projects have received over $20 million in state funding
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Cambridge Receives $2.6 Million Community Development Block Grant for Infrastructure Improvements and Homeownership Opportunities in Pine Street Community
Annapolis, MDGovernor Larry Hogan visited Cambridge today to celebrate a number of milestones in the city’s ongoing revitalization, announcing three redevelopment projects that have received more than $20 million in funding from the State. The Governor, who was joined by Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Secretary Kenneth C. Holt and Cambridge Acting Mayor Lajan Cephas, also made several announcements regarding future economic development initiatives. local and statewide.
“With all the announcements we made in Cambridge today – from the ribbon cutting on the redeveloped Phillips Packing House, to the grand opening of Cambridge Harbor and the launch of the Mace’s Lane Community Center development – we are honoring the commitment we made eight years ago when I was first running for governor,” Governor Hogan said. “I said then that if I was elected, the war against rural Maryland would be over and that communities like Cambridge that had been ignored and neglected would no longer be forgotten. I meant what I said, and our administration has consistently proven it time and time again, and we do so here again today.
Phillips Packing House. Governor Hogan’s first stop in Cambridge was the revitalized Phillips Packing House, where he cut the ribbon for DHCD’s new East Coast Satellite Office and Center for Community Engagement. The office and center will serve as anchor tenants in the redeveloped facility and provide essential housing and community services and outreach services to east coast residents. Packing House’s remaining tenants will build on the East Coast’s deep farming and aquaculture tradition while providing modern technology and creative opportunities.
The facility will also house retail restaurants and 411 Kitchen, a state-of-the-art shared-use kitchen for food production that received funding under Project Restore, the governor’s economic stimulus initiative that provides financial incentives to small businesses. businesses and commercial developers to revitalize vacant commercial and commercial spaces.
The governor announced that Project Restore will reopen statewide for applications in early July. Learn more here.
Watch the Governor’s remarks.
Cambridge Harbour. The governor participated in a demolition to mark the grand opening of Cambridge Harbour, a 35-acre waterfront redevelopment area along the confluence of Cambridge Creek and the Choptank River. The redevelopment site includes the former Dorchester General Hospital and Governor’s Hall. The State of Maryland provided approximately $8 million for the project, which is managed by Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWDI), an economic development authority licensed by the City and County of Dorchester to redevelop the waterfront in partnership with and for the benefit of the community.
With total redevelopment costs estimated at $250 million, Cambridge Harbor will feature a mix of new retail and housing, while preserving scenic views, green space for outdoor recreation and the waterfront’s working history. from the sea. Visible from the nearby U.S. Route 50 bridge, the revitalized port will promote Cambridge as an attractive destination for tourists while providing economic, cultural and recreational opportunities for residents.
Mace’s Lane Community Centre. Governor Hogan also opened the new Mace’s Lane Community Center, which will redevelop and repurpose the former Mace’s Lane High School building. The new center will include the Edythe M. Jolley Museum and Cultural Center, honoring the faculty and staff of Mace’s Lane High School and their role in the lives of local African-American students during the civil rights era before and after the 20th century . The Boys and Girls Club will operate from the center and provide outreach programs and recreational activities for young people in Mace’s Lane and Cambridge. The center will further enhance the community by providing space for concerts, banquets and other events, as well as programs and services.
The Governor also announced that Cambridge had received a community development block grant of $2.6 million. to fund infrastructure improvements to support the Homeownership Works initiative and create new homeownership opportunities in the nearby historic Pine Street community.