BALTIMORE (AP) — The state will help renovate of an old factory building in Cumberland as part of the Canal Place tourism development.

The Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to commit about $1.2 million toward redevelopment of the Footer’s Dye Works building.

A private firm headed by Michael Joy of Washington, D.C., plans to invest another $6 million, using state and federal historic preservation tax credits to defray the cost.

The renovated structure will have a restaurant and brew pub on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.

The project also will get $150,000 from the U.S. Interior Department and $50,000 from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Canal Place is at the western end of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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