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Plan Set in Motion for New Salisbury Housing

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SALISBURY, Md.- A plan has been set in motion to bring some new low-income to moderate-income housing to one Salisbury neighborhood.

There is not much left of the old laundry business on Anne Street in Salisbury.  Just an empty lot and a maintenance building across the street.  But there now seems to be a future for that piece of land.

"We're looking for a non-profit residential developer.  Habitat for Humanity, Salisbury Neighborhood and Housing Services, one of those entities are likely partners in the process.  So we need them to take on the responsibility, liability and ultimately the cost," said City Council President, Jake Day.

However before anything can be built there are still some steps to take.  The land must be surplus by the city and also needs to be rezoned from commercial to residential use.  Plus, the maintenance building still needs to come down which should be one of the city's last steps.


"There shouldn't be any other expenses on the part of the city of Salisbury at this point other than removing the existing structure and again, any site work that may need to be done there," said Tom Stevenson, the Director of Neighborhood Services.

The land has already been through a lot.  The laundry business was torn down.  Two underground storage tanks were removed along with contaminated soil.  WBOC spoke to many neighbors who declined to speak on camera but they did say there is a definite need for the housing and are encouraged by the plan.  As is the city council president.

"In Salisbury, you've got to get homeowners back into our city neighborhoods so that we can encourage their investment in our community," said Day.

There is no timetable for when the housing could be built.  The motion to rezone the land will be heard Thursday in Salisbury.
  

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