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City of Cambridge, Habitat Team up to Revitalize Pine Street Neighborhood

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 4:56 PM -04:00 Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - It's a two-year neighborhood revamping, kicking off Wednesday in Cambridge. The city is partnering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity to restore its historic Pine Street neighborhood.

Volunteers drilled through the heat in the morning, pushing up five chalkboard signs around the area. The idea is to let community members write down any feedback and hopes they want to see in the neighborhood.

The project comes months after a citywide survey from Salisbury University students identified homes in the Pine Street area neighborhood in most need of repairs.

Carlton Stanley has lived in his home just down the street for nearly seven decades and says elderly neighbors like himself struggle to keep their homes in good shape.

"It's astronomical with the prices you have to pay for a house here," Stanley said. "I'd like to see a lot of the old houses stay where they are and be remodeled and redone."

Now, with more than $1 million from federal and city grants, Habitat For Humanity Manager Rhodana Fields says they plan to restore many historic homes and rebuild at least four of them.

"We've got a lot going on with the entire community," Fields said. "We're really seeing good energy levels and a lot of excitement."

It's excitement brewing as piece by piece Pine Street homes come back to life.

A community block party took place Wednesday afternoon featuring several vendors offering resources for Cambridge homeowners.

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