Cambridge Harbor seeking developers’ proposals

Dorchester Banner
Posted 7/22/22

CAMBRIDGE - On July 15, Cambridge Waterfront Development Inc. released a Request for Expressions of Interest for its Cambridge Harbor Development.

Cambridge Harbor is planned as a mixed-use …

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Cambridge Harbor seeking developers’ proposals

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CAMBRIDGE - On July 15, Cambridge Waterfront Development Inc. released a Request for Expressions of Interest for its Cambridge Harbor Development.

Cambridge Harbor is planned as a mixed-use development and waterfront district to include public spaces, amenities and events, while establishing a destination for regional tourism, a statement from CWDI said.

The final Cambridge Harbor plan consists of approximately 30 developable acres along the Choptank River and Cambridge Creek that includes a (A) deep-water port, a 470-foot wharf, (B) a public boat ramp and the foundation of a continuous waterfront promenade.

Adjacent to the Development Area and on the waterfront is (C) Sailwinds Park — public open space that continues the waterfront promenade and includes a beach, playground and a visitors center with a 100-foot sail. Also adjacent to the site is (D) a gateway with public art, (E) maritime museum with historical boat-building facilities, and (F) a working waterfront. Anticipated uses for the Development Area include hospitality, food and beverage, entertainment and assembly space, retail residential and possibly office space.

The REOI will be open until Nov. 15. The REOI process will include rolling submissions by interested entities as they complete their proposals.

CWDI will evaluate the proposals received throughout the proposal period and during the final quarter of 2022, during which time demolition of the existing buildings will be accomplished.

CWDI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit development corporation formed through joint Agreement of the City of Cambridge, Dorchester County and the State of Maryland for purposes of collaboration and cooperation in the comprehensive planning and redevelopment of certain properties along and adjacent to the Cambridge waterfront extending from the Choptank River Bridge Fishing Pier/Gateway to Cambridge Creek for the betterment of Cambridge, Dorchester County and the region.

The REOI process will include rolling submissions by interested entities as they complete their proposals. CWDI will evaluate the proposals received throughout the proposal period and during the final quarter of 2022, during which time demolition of the existing buildings will be accomplished.

“We’re looking for the best partners to help us bring the Cambridge Harbor vision to reality,” said Matt Leonard, CWDI’s executive director. “This REOI is a critical step in that search.”

A pre-submittal meeting is scheduled at the Cambridge Harbor site at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. To register for the meeting and/or to receive a copy of the REOI, those interested should email Leonard at matt.leonard@cwdimd.org, with cc to Gwen Fike at gwen.fike@cwdimd.org.

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