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Proposed projects

March 14, 2006

The City of Hagerstown has identified five projects for which it will seek grant funding from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, according to city information. The projects and money sought are:

  • $3,000 for 15 plaques marking historical events and buildings in the city. The city would match the grant with $3,000 from its Downtown Beautification fund.

  • Five to 10 directional signs to be placed on light poles at intersections extending out from Public Square, directing pedestrians toward restaurants, shops and other sites.

  • $4,500 for about 50 banners to replace existing banners attached to the city's light poles. The city would match that amount with $4,500 from its Downtown Beautification fund.

  • $100,000 toward the cost of a $200,000 streetscape project to widen the sidewalk on the east side of South Potomac Street from 28 S. Potomac St. to Antietam Street. The city would provide an additional $55,000 through a bond issue and would seek $45,000 from private sources, including affected businesses along the road.

  • $41,000 for the placement of "an archway/trellis element with lighting" along the pedestrian alley leading from South Potomac Street to the Arts and Entertainment Parking Deck. The project is estimated to cost $82,000. The city would match the grant with either a $41,000 bond or a mix of city and private funding.
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