Council to introduce measure to give financial aid to developers
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to introduce an ordinance to allocate $350,000 to fund the Upper Floors Redevelopment Revolving Loan Fund.
The money will be used to give financial assistance to developers who are interested in rehabilitating the upper floors of buildings downtown. The funds will be available, among other things, for the installation of elevators, state accessibility-related requirements and fire protection systems.
The money cannot be used to acquire property.
State grants will fund the program.
Alms House moves closer to becoming a landmark
The historic Alms House at 239 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown came one step closer Tuesday to receiving a landmark designation.
The Hagerstown City Council voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance that would approve the landmark designation for the Alms House, which was built in the late 18th century and served as a hospital during the Civil War.