Baltimore Street Project Timeline


Allegany Arts Council held a Creative Placemaking Summit to explore ways the arts could foster economic development

December 2014

Mayor and City Council adopt RKG Economic Strategic Plan

January 2016

Sage Policy Group Submits: An Analysis of Four Strategic Sites in Cumberland, MD–A more in depth look at strategic plan recommendations

February 2016

Public charette held to vet street concept options

March 2016

McCormick Taylor: Online survey conducted to determine public opinion on street concepts (over 500 participants)

April 2016

McCormick Taylor Submits: City of Cumberland Strategic Opportunity Sites Study: Baltimore Street Preferred Alternative Investigation

July 2016

Mayor and City Council accepts McCormick and Taylor plan to open both ends of the mall and proceed with design phase

August 2016

Baltimore Street Design Committee formed to function as a guide for the engineering firm that will be chosen to provide the final design and engineering work. Includes representatives of relevant departments who meet monthly.

October 2017

Professional services proposal by EADS accepted for New Baltimore Street Town Center Project

February 2018

Concept No. 4 approved for redesign of Baltimore Street, providing upgrades to pedestrian portion of Baltimore Street including one-way traffic, staggered parallel parking and no bike lane

July 2018

William Cochran of Cochran Studios hired as project designer

November 2018

Public Participation Event – Reimagine Downtown Cumberland

March 2019

Cumberland Economic Development Commission (CEDC) announces new Baltimore Street plan by William Cochran

April 2019

Incorporation of Cochran Design elements into New Baltimore Street Town Center Project approved

March 2020

Sole Source professional services agreement with Cochran Design approved

September 2020

Baltimore Street Work Group of collaborating organizations formed and begins to meet weekly to oversee the project planning, marketing, and general oversight of the project

February 2021

Extension of Cochran contract approved

March 2021

Final project renderings approved and virtual public kick-off of project

September 2022

Project goes out to bid

November 2022

Project awarded to selected contractor

November 2022

Approval of final project plans by government entities

February 2023

Town Hall Meeting was held February 23, 2023 to address questions and concerns from constituents.

March 2023

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Future of the Baltimore Street Project
  • Groundbreaking Celebration
  • Construction Begins
  • Grand Opening Celebration

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