More than $3.2 million announced for Strategic Demolition Fund projects in 9 counties

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The state's Strategic Demolition Fund awarded $3,285,000 for 13 projects in nine counties, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced Monday.

The fund is meant to acquire, demolish or redevelop derelict properties to spur economic and community revitalization, the department said. More than 30 applications have been submitted for nearly $10 million in funding. 

The Strategic Demolition Fund awardees for fiscal year 2019 are:

  • City of Frostburg, Center Street Redevelopment - Part II, $200,000 (Allegany County)
  • City of Frostburg, Au Petit Rehabilitation - Part II, $75,000 (Allegany County)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, Newtowne 20 Redevelopment, $350,000 (Anne Arundel County)
  • Town of Denton, Southern States Property Demolition, $100,000 (Caroline County)
  • Episcopal Housing Corporation, West End Place, $100,000 (Carroll County)
  • Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council, Inc., Ely’s Property, $550,000 (Charles County)
  • County Council of Dorchester County, West End Historic Property Preservation, $20,000 (Dorchester County)
  • County Council of Dorchester County, Thomas Holliday Hicks Mansion Preservation, $40,000 (Dorchester County)
  • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Packing House, $350,000 (Dorchester County)
  • Town of Chestertown, Chestertown Business Campus, $500,000 (Kent County)
  • Town of Oxford, Oxford MEWS Demo and Historic Stabilization, $175,000 (Talbot County)
  • City of Hagerstown, Urban Improvement Project, $500,000 (Washington County)
  • Town of Williamsport/Washington County, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park Headquarters Relocation, $325,000 (Washington County)
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