- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - About a dozen Cumberland homeowners say they won’t sell their homes for commercial redevelopment of their neighborhood.

The Cumberland Times-News (bit.ly/1QmuRR6) reports that the Save Our Homes Alliance declared its intentions in writing to the City Council on Tuesday.

The Cumberland Economic Development Corp. plans to demolish 62 homes near Interstate 68 in the Rolling Mill neighborhood on the east side of the western Maryland city.

The neighborhood is named for some ironworks the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad operated there, starting in the 1870s.

Shawn Hershberger of the economic development corporation says 80 percent of the targeted homes have been sold or are under contract.

The reluctant homeowners are supported by Preservation Maryland and the Institute for Justice, an Arlington, Virginia, law firm that specializes in eminent domain cases.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, https://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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