Cambridge Waterfront 2020
Cambridge – As part of the process to update its Comprehensive Plan, the City of Cambridge hosted a two day “Design Charrette” at Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park to help shape the future of the city’s waterfront. The program brought together approximately 60 waterfront property owners, city leaders and members of the general public: including representatives from the Richardson Maritime Museum, the Dorchester Historical Society, Sailwinds Park, Inc., Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Shore Health Systems, and the West End Citizens Association, among many others. The city was represented by the Mayor and Commissioners, as well as the Cambridge Economic Development Department, the Planning Office, and the Office of Housing and Community Development.
A series of public meetings will continue the effort to obtain broad community input and to refine the vision discussed at the charrette. These meetings will be hosted throughout the first few months of 2009 at various locations. To date, three meetings have been scheduled:
- Tuesday, January 6th at 7pm, City Planning & Zoning Meeting at City Council Chambers
- Wed., January 14th at 7pm, Dorchester County Historical Society 902 LaGrange Avenue
- Thursday, January 15th at 7pm, Sojourner-Douglass College, 824 Fairmont Avenue
- Friday, January 23rd at 7pm, Victoria Gardens Inn 101 Oakley Street: hosted by WECA
- Monday, February 2nd at 7pm, Cambridge Main Street Board Meeting, location to be determined
Residents are invited to attend to help create a unified plan designed by the community, to enhance the city and sustain its future economic growth. The focus area for the Charrette includes the shore along the Choptank River from Great Marsh Park, into Cambridge Creek and continuing on to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. Most of the participants’ discussions at the charrette centered on public access to the water, the mix of residential and commercial projects, and the linkages among the various waterfront destinations, and between the waterfront and the historic downtown business district.
If you are interested in participating in either of these meeting or for more information, please contact the Cambridge Economic Development Department at 410-221-6074 or email either