The City of Cumberland is preparing a Historic Preservation Plan to provide a comprehensive assessment of the city’s historic preservation program and its role in the City’s broader planning processes. The Historic Preservation Plan will address preservation’s role in housing and neighborhood revitalization, the adaptive use of historic commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, preservation-based economic development, and heritage tourism. The Historic Preservation Plan will also look at existing historic resources and highlight future potential designations.
Developing the Plan will require extensive outreach and community input through focus groups, public workshops, and an online community preservation survey. A project website will host project information, meeting notices, and plan documents throughout the process. In addition, the website provides a means for providing input to the City and planning team. The planning process will include input and participation from all segments of the community.
With this Historic Preservation Plan, the city hopes to build on past successes while recognizing that additional efforts are necessary to identify priority areas for preservation, reinvestment, and economic development and to shape and enhance Cumberland’s character.
The planning process will include opportunities for public participation, including focus groups, workshops, and open houses. We want your input! Please attend one of the upcoming public engagement opportunities:
Check back for more information on public meetings and for links to the Cumberland Preservation Survey. Scroll down to share your comments with the planning team.
2023 Project Schedule:
Documents and plans will be posted here for public access. Please check back for more information!
The Lakota Group is the project manager for this assignment, including community engagement, historic preservation program review, historic preservation planning, and report production.