HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging more than $7 million over five years to help the western Maryland city of Hagerstown with a downtown revitalization plan anchored by educational and arts institutions.
The Republican governor made the announcement Thursday at the Maryland Theatre, a restored, century-old venue that is part of the project.
The $30 million plan includes adding a glass-and brick entrance to the theater, which lost its grand facade to a fire in 1974.
The plan also includes expanding both a University System of Maryland education center and an arts-oriented public high school.