Cambridge was designated a Maryland Main Street community on July 1, 2003. Cambridge Main Street is a comprehensive downtown revitalization process created by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to strengthen the economic potential of select cities around the state.
Goal of Main Street
The aim of Main Street is to involve groups and individuals that share the common goal of revitalizing the main downtown commercial districts. In order to be successful, downtown revitalization requires the cooperation and commitment of a broad based coalition of public and private groups: businesses, civic groups, local government, financial institutions, consumers, and others. Consumers stand to benefit the most from a revitalized downtown offering goods and services that meet their needs.
Since the Start of Main Street
More than 25 businesses have opened in the designated area
Over $3.5 million has been invested on building renovation
New historic streetlights, buried utilities, a corridor of brick adjacent to the curb, and trees are all components of the new streetscape (grants and private and public partnerships provided the funding)
More than 60 events have been held downtown including the Groove City Jazz & Blues Festival, Taste of Cambridge, and Summer Send-Off