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Cambridge Revitalizing Downtown With Facades Program

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Cambridge's economic development office has been hard at work revitalizing the city's downtown, and its facades program is becoming increasingly popular among new businesses.

The program reimburses businesses in the downtown area up to 50 percent for work done on the exteriors of their buildings, to a limit of $7,500.  However, it is not just business owners who can take advantage. Homeowners within the downtown area can apply as well, and receive up to 65 percent of the cost in return.

This is part of Cambridge's effort to attract more businesses and tourism to the gateway city.  Sherise Mobley, who is in charge of the project, said one business, Reale Revival, has already completed its facades, but two or three more are on the way.

"I had a part time resident say how much he has seen Cambridge start to move and grow." Mobley said. "We're making the changes now, things are moving, and people are steadily noticing it."

Mobley also said the group is currently trying to expand the area for the facades program, as well as trying to help fund demolitions on buildings that cannot be repaired. She added that these programs were still pending.

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