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Cambridge Acquires Route 50 Properties

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 CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Three parcels of land along Route 50 in Cambridge are set to be acquired by the city after years of work.

The three properties are near Maryland Avenue, and consist of two buildings and a parking lot, one of the buildings being the abandoned Burger King.  Commissioner Gage Thomas says the next step is to figure out what to put in that 200 yard long strip to bring tourists off the highway and into the town.  He says the highway as it stands now could be "Anywhere, USA"

"Our hope is to attract people's attention to this corner.  We're gonna have a lot of improvements.  We're gonna remove all of these buildings.  It will be a gateway right into the city of Cambridge downtown and the new Sailwinds project currently proposed for development" said Thomas.

Ideas include fountains, statues, art exhibits, and newer buildings.

Thomas says the city has been working on grants to acquire the properties for two years.  A separate project to beautify the Maryland Avenue gateway is set to start construction in two weeks.

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