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Sailwinds Project Seeing Movement as 2020 Draws Nearer

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Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park (Photo:WBOC) Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park (Photo:WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.-  Sailwinds 2020 has been the name of the project since at least 1998, but not much has changed at the park, at least in the past few years.  With 2020 drawing closer every day, some are wondering when that work is going to begin.  The City of Cambridge says soon.

When you come across the Choptank River bridge from Talbot County into Dorchester, everyone sees the sail.  To the right of it, Sailwinds Park.  It's home to Governor's Hall, a large event venue which was once a processing plant for Bumblebee Tuna.  The Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce says this property is valuable to the city.

"Just the view of the waterfront.  If you look at the view you have from that spot of the Choptank River and the bridge.  The lighthouse now that has been built across, Long Wharf Park with all the things that have been done there," said Bill Christopher, executive director for the chamber.

Sailwinds is also home to the second deepest port in the Chesapeake Bay.  Everyone wants to see the property improved, but some want to be prudent like Lynda Brooks, manager of a citizens group called Operation: Destination Cambridge.

"I think we're down to 13 years now of the 15 years the state gave us to get this done," Brooks said. "But 13 years is still a long time, and I think if we take our time and be prudent, we will wind up with a project that everyone likes."

But some say we've already talked about it enough.  Now is the time for action.

"Everybody has an opinion of what to build there.  The problem is if you try to make everybody happy, then we're going to end up doing nothing," said Bill Christopher.

Christopher said the city needs to send out requests for proposals from developers.  Citizens like Brooks, however, say you need a guideline first.

"When I did my recent community survey, a majority of people want to see the city create a master plan prior to doing a request for proposal," Brooks said. " That way we know what the plan is going to be, and we at least have decent parameters for our future developer to follow."

The council has not yet created a request for proposals and is voting at this week's council meeting to delay that process.

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