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Food and the Phillips Factory F

Have you heard about what's going on with the Phillips Factory F project in Cambridge, MD? There's a lot of conversation being generated around food production needs such as community kitchens, incubators, distribution, and co-packing. In an effort to bring all of these ideas, needs, and desires together, we are initiating the first of several community input sessions to determine the viability of a kitchen incubator/accelerator space as part of the Food and Farming Exchange reuse of the Phillips Packing Company, Factory F. Please join us on Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00—7:30 pm or Wednesday, October 19th 8:00— 9:30am at Chesapeake College, (Cambridge location) 416-418 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. If you cannot attend but would like to share your thoughts or be informed about future meetings. Please feel free to email rroman(at)eslc.org. We want to make sure we hear from as many folks as possible during this discovery!

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Cambridge Gateways Report

Cambridge Gateways was designed to initiate a conversation among community leaders, City of Cambridge officials, residents and visitors about the impression the environment on U.S. Route 50 gives those who pass through Cambridge, the effect the physical conditions have on the local economy and culture, and how best to embody the character of a charming Eastern Shore waterfront city through gateway revitalization. The goal of the Cambridge Gateways engagement and design process was to develop strategies that would communicate to travelers that Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment District destinations exist and this Eastern Shore town is not to be missed. The City and Eastern Shore Land Conservancy  identified the intersection of Route 50 and Maryland Avenue as the primary gateway to Cambridge in need of revitalization. The Maryland Avenue Gateway encompasses the area beginning on the corner of Route 50 and Byrn Street, running to the intersection of Route 50 and Maryland Avenue, and then turning west down Maryland Avenue and extending to Cambridge Creek Bridge. The City and ESLC worked in partnership to manage the community engagement and design process for gateway revitalization of the streets and potential greyfield properties in the Maryland Avenue Gateway. The City and ESLC developed schematic visions for Maryland Avenue Gateway, aiming to make this major entryway into the City more welcoming, to treat stormwater issues with green street improvements and reduced impervious surfaces, to create more effective and attractive directional signage, and to make the gateway area more accessible for the whole community along this major entryway into downtown Cambridge. The Cambridge Gateways Report is a first step in the community process toward green and revitalized Gateways for Cambridge. There is much opportunity ahead for feedback and suggestions in the community as the Cambridge Gateways project moves forward. Please peruse a presentation of our report: THE CAMBRIDGE GATEWAYS POWERPOINT

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