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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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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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