HAGERSTOWN, Md. - At a council meeting Tuesday, there was further discussion about the Urban Improvement Project, this time, involving a Memorandum of Agreement with the Maryland Historical Trust.
Jonathan Kerns, Community Development Manager, City of Hagerstown, explained the reasoning behind the MOA.
The city is seeking funding through the State of Maryland’s Community Legacy Program and Strategic Demolition Program.
Kerns explained to council that in anticipation for the project receiving funds, they will need to follow Maryland Historical Trust procedures in order to demolish buildings for the Urban Improvement Project.
“So, if a property is being demolished, the layout in the Memorandum of Agreement documents are the mitigation steps to help lessen the effects of the loss of that property,” said Kerns.
The council will vote on approving the MOA at a later regular session meeting.