The Sage-McCormick study team has been tasked with objectively studying four strategic development sites for the City of Cumberland. Thus far, two have been studied. These are Baltimore Street (punctuated by a pedestrian plaza downtown) and Cumberland Plaza (home to the Roses department store).
In order to generate preliminary/draft recommendations, the study team conducted interviews, held focus groups, analyzed extensive amounts of demographic data, produced a retail gap analysis, considered several options including along the dimensions of parking and vehicular access, and contemplated issues of business viability and fiscal stability.
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