By John Breihan
Between October 20 and 25 a team of
ten architects and planners took up residence at the Essex Library. With citizen input they
worked to sketch out a plan for the future of Essex
and Middle River once they are finally connected to the national highway network by the
new Route 43. A new home for the Martin Maryland Aviation Museum will be part of
Officially known as an "Urban Development Assistance Team," the
visitors from Carolina began touring Essex and
Middle River onThursday morning, October 21. At
noon they heard from Museum board members about our expansion plans.
That evening the team hosted a public forum at the Essex Church of God, 500 Maryland
Avenue, at 7.00 p.m.
On Saturday, October 23, they
began drawing up a set of community plans, which was presented to the public at 4.00 on
Sunday, October 24, at the Essex Library.
Museum members local residents,
weighed in with the team regarding their neighborhoods _ and also the importance of
a permanent home for the Museum as a tourist destination, as a monument to the
community's past, and as a center for youth education
and inspiration for the future. Call (410)
687-3196 or go on line to http://www.e-mrrc.org/ to
get additional UDAT information.
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