Cambridge Marketplace project unveils latest phase

In Cambridge, the city's latest project took a big step forward towards their development plans. 

The newest area called Cambridge Marketplace is moving along since their ground breaking last month.

The 24-acre site may seem empty now, but the Cambridge Marketplace is going to change all of that.

The Cambridge Planning Commission finally approved the construction of 5 pad sites, known as Lidl grocery store, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Chik-fil-A  and another empty retail space.

This is all apart of a $20 million redevelopment project and the first phase is underway, which is actually revamping existing retail in the rear of the site.

And now with the planning commission's approval, the next phase will start.

It will work on the entrance feature and also some demolishing of the old buildings.

Cambridge is not only excited to provide new job opportunities, but to also reel in new visitors to their city.

In the next year, those sites will be underway if not complete.  

The last and final phase will actually include a new medical campus known as the Dorchester County Medical center.

Cambridge's City Council unanimously approved the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's plans for the new Dorchester County Medical Center.

The new development will have two new facilities.

The medical center will include a 20,000-square-foot emergency department with observation beds.

Next door will be a 50,000-square-foot medical pavilion, which may even have a small operating room.

Plans are still in their early stages, but we're told the new medical center will provide much needed services to the area.

When the existing Dorchester General Hospital moves to the new location, that old property will become available for redevelopment.

They're planning for the new medical center to open in 2022.


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