Historic Downtown Cambridge Landmark Ready for Renovation
The former Potter-Davis Furniture Store located in Cambridge’s downtown historic district has laid vacant for several years. Now, after months of planning, the building will get new life with a $3.8 million renovation project which will restore the building to its early 1800’s splendor. A partnership of the Area Agency on Aging, Region 9 (AAA9), the City of Cambridge, and the Guernsey County Port Authority, is engaged in the project that will bring more than 110 jobs into the building–and into the downtown. Potter-Davis will become the new home of the AAA9, which is now housed in three different temporary locations. Funding sources include federal and state historic tax credits, JobsOhio Revitalization funding, the City of Cambridge, Port Authority bonds, and financing with WesBanco. A local philanthropic organization of business persons, the Community Industrial Association (CIA), has provided additional funding through a line of credit should costs exceed budget estimates. Construction is slated to begin within two weeks (approximately October 10), with occupancy at the end of May 2019. Bi-Con Services, Inc., will be the general contractor for the project.