Cambridge, MD – The community development block grant supplied by DHCD provided much of the funding to make long-awaited streetscape improvements along Mace’s Lane and Bayly Road. These improvements included installation of sidewalks, gutters, curbs, storm drains, street lights and paving of roads.
DHCD’s funding accounted for $800,000 out of the $1.2 million overall cost of the improvements. Mace’s Lane was only one of 13 projects that the agency funded this year through the use of community development block grants.
“The goal of these funds is to assist our communities in meeting their most basic needs,” Secretary Skinner says. “The building blocks for stronger neighborhoods are simple infrastructure necessities like communal building enhancements and water system and road improvements.”
This goal was fulfilled in Mace’s Lane and will continue to be achieved in communities throughout Maryland thanks to the $4.7 million in community development block grants.
“It was a project whose time had come,” says to Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley. In addition to the community grant, the state provided another $59,205 for project planning and the city itself paid $86,716 as a requirement to match funds.
- By James McLean