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More Details About a Proposed Development at Sailwinds Park Made Public

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Aerial view of Sailwinds Park (Photo: tourdorchester.org) Aerial view of Sailwinds Park (Photo: tourdorchester.org)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Plans to develop Sailwinds Park have been introduced to residents in Cambridge.

A small hotel, store, condos and an event venue are just some of what is being proposed as a multi-use development on an 11.7 acre site along the Choptank River. The area of land being looked at for the development is right near the Governors Hall, which is used for public events, and Dorchester General Hospital.

Work on the development would not start until sometime in 2013. The long term plan is to have the development linked to the downtown area in Cambridge by bike and hiking trails.

"I think if it's done the way that it's proposed and that it will be interconnected with bike paths, hiking trails and signage that brings people to Cambridge, it will bring people to Cambridge as a whole," said Bruce Reed, owner of Crabcatcher's Scavenger Shop and Fibre Cafe.

Some people in Cambridge are worried about homes going in along the water since there are already condominiums that are sitting empty in the city. Some say there is no need to have more until the ones already there are filled.

Another public hearing about the proposed development will be held on November 9th. A time and location is still being worked out.

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