Elkton eyes armory
ELKTON — After making a $76,000 deal last month with Cecil County government to acquire a piece of county land for use as a community center, the town of Elkton is now pursuing the Maryland National Guard’s LTC James Victor McCool Armory in Elkton, expected to cost $790,000, for use as the community center.
When the armory was declared surplus by the Maryland Military Department a month ago, Elkton Mayor Rob Alt and the Board of Commissioners decided that the town wasn’t in a financial position to buy the historic building.
Now, after the town’s application for a state community development grant has failed, the town is settings its eyes back on the 100-year-old property.
The commissioners voted to signify interest in purchasing the property, which would cost nearly $800,000 to acquire and
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The Elkton Board of Commissioners, led by Mayor Rob Alt, decided Wednesday to pursue acquiring the Elkton Armory for use as a town recreational center, abandoning a previous plan to build one on Booth Street.