What are the thoughts of the citizens in Allegany County about the City of Cumberland Gov., other government agencies like the Bd. Of Ed., City Police, County Commission, State of MD, and other quasi interlated gov. organizations moving to the Memorial Campus to help make the decision that was made a success ?
The payment of rents sure would help I think.
It wouldn't make sense for the City because of the specialized facilities the offices are next to and the historic nature of City Hall.
For example, it wouldn't make sense to move the street department manager's office away from the equipment at Bowen Street, and it wouldn't make sense to move Engineering or the Police department out of the Public Safety building because the Fire Department would still need the building and all you would wind up with an empty building. And what would be the point of vacating City Hall?
I would make sense for the County or State Agencies, however, but this could also be done with the Sacred Heart Campus.
A developer that wants other buildings however, could do what the Health System did when it wanted the site where the old health department was to build the new hospital; it could buy a hospital or a even just a portion of either property, fix it up for the county and trade it for other facilities like the county complex on Kelly Road.