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Economic Development Update. August 2011. Current Project List. Sheetz (former Farley’s) – Completion 12/1/11 Memorial Reuse – J. Green Capital Investment Braddock Campus – Confidentiality Agreement 100 Retailers * – Recruitment Initiative Amtrak Corridor – TEP Funding Secured

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Economic development update

Economic Development Update

August 2011


Current project list

Current Project List

  • Sheetz (former Farley’s) – Completion 12/1/11

  • Memorial Reuse – J. Green Capital Investment

  • Braddock Campus – Confidentiality Agreement

  • 100 Retailers*– Recruitment Initiative

  • Amtrak Corridor – TEP Funding Secured

  • Perkins Restaurant – Construction Delayed

  • City Market – Work Group/City Staff Engaged

  • East Side School – Leading Employer Meetings

  • Trail of Dreams – Raised $4,300 @ July 16 Event

  • PlanMaryland – Partnership Position

    * ICSC Follow-Up Complimenting Effort


What s happening downtown

What’s Happening Downtown?!

  • El Jinete – 18 Valley

  • Club PURE – 24-26 Mechanic

  • Niner’s Pub – 2-4-6 Mechanic

  • GandBgifts.net – 31 Baltimore

  • Dame & Doggie Boutique – 417 N. Centre (moved next to the Buttercup Boutique)

    Coming Soon!!

  • Pyzano’s Division – 20 S. Mechanic Street

  • Chessie F.C.U. Expansion – 141 Baltimore Street


Downtown partnerships

Downtown Partnerships

Our future success depends on it!

  • “Do the Two” – marketing collaboration to promote Cumberland and Frostburg Main/Maple Streets

  • MD Be SMART Program “Green Team” – “Healthy Home, Healthy Environment” fair held Sunday, July 24

  • For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org or www.mdmountainside.com


We ll see you on the avenue

We’ll See You “On The Avenue”

  • CDBG/Community Legacy Awards - Five Year Review

    • 2006 HIMG – Five projects awarded and completed

    • CCFLP – Six projects awarded and completed

    • Residential Façade – Three projects awarded and completed

    • Micro Enterprise Grants – Fourteen businesses awarded (City-wide)

    • 2011 HIMG – Two* projects awarded and completed

  • “Celebrate the Avenue” Street Fairs

    • Held the last Saturday (June, July, August & September)

    • Approximately 800 attendees

    • Food, crafts, live music and kid friendly events planned monthly

    • Never the same street fair twice!

  • Live feeds at www.cumberlandsmagic.com

    * Over twenty applications received.


  • Virginia avenue business updates

    Virginia Avenue Business Updates

    • New Businesses

      • Little Ceasar’s Pizza to 505 Springdale Street

      • Super Liquors to 12 West Industrial Boulevard

      • Popcorn in Paradise to 304 Penn Avenue

      • Lisa’s Creativity Junction to 43 Virginia Avenue

      • Troutman’s 24 Hour Towing & Recovery to 220 W. Offutt Street

      • Automotive Specialties to 1212-1218 Virginia Avenue

    • Expansion

      • Sheetz - to be completed by month-end

    • Coming Soon (to the 200 Block of Virginia Avenue)

      • Buffalo Wing Stop (Restaurant)

      • Beall’s and Whistles (Restaurant/Bar/Special Event)


    Arts entertainment district

    Arts & Entertainment District

    • 2011 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Exhibit held on June 4

      • 2012 Calendars will be on sale in late September.

      • Available at the Allegany Arts Council

    • Next Arts Walk planned for September 10

    • Light pole banners installed along South Mechanic Street in the A & E District

    • Digitally manipulated photographs of all the homes on Washington Street are currently on exhibit at the Saville Gallery

    • Fifty-seven artists plan to participate in the Artist Studio Tour scheduled for October 22/23 and 29/30

    • Andy Vick, AAC ED, will travel to Indianapolis in October to make a presentation on A & E Districts – highlighting Cumberland’s success!

      For a complete listing of all events, visit www.alleganyartscouncil.org


    Partners in housing

    Partners In Housing

    • Cornerstone – 42 Total Units

      • Twenty units sold and five two-story/two-BR units available

      • Professional demographics

      • Project completion expected by early 2013

    • Banneker – 25 Total Units

      • Construction began March 26, 2010

      • Completed June 24, 2011

      • 100% Occupied on June 30, 2011


    Partners in housing cont

    Partners in Housing (cont.)

    • Klots Mill

      • Project completion August 2011

      • Eight apartments and 42 Historical Lofts

      • Amenities include: Community/Computer Room, Fitness Area, Indoor Children Activity Room, Outdoor Enclosed Tot Lot and Walking Trails

      • Ten million dollar investment

    • Cumberland Family Homes II (Penn Avenue School)

      • Demolition began the week of July 18

      • Permits issued August 2

      • Beginning footers to be poured the week of August 8

      • Project completion estimated to be February 2012

      • Twenty-five townhomes and a Community Center


    Ed professional affiliations and partnerships

    ED ProfessionalAffiliations and Partnerships

    • Brenda Smith

      • TGCC Leadership Series

      • Leadership Allegany! Graduate

      • CACIF Retail Committee

      • CDBG Reporting

      • Chamber ED Co-Chair

      • MMT Executive Board

      • Power of 32 Steering Committee

      • CTF Board of Directors

      • CEcD Education

    • Terri Hast

      • TGCC Leadership Series

      • Leadership Allegany! Graduate

      • CACIF Retail Committee

      • CDBG Administrator

      • DDC/Retail Access Support

      • DHCD/Main Street Support

      • SCORE Board of Directors

      • Trident Initiative Coordinator

      • Business Roundtable Chair

      • SCBCA Secretary


    Why is this important

    Why is this important….

    • We’re accessible!

      • Improved relationships and communications by applied critical listening skills

      • Increased contact base from new partnerships

      • Enhanced marketing efforts through new venues

      • Developed business retention outreach – we care!

      • Provided introductions to support housing redevelopment projects

      • Completed professional development courses

        • IEDC - Chesapeake Basic ED Course and CEcD Courses

        • MEDA – Quarterly Training

        • TGCC Leadership Series

        • Chamber’s Leadership Allegany!

          Planted seeds – growing trees


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