SALISBURY, Md. - Turning parking lots into projects. The city of Salisbury has three downtown parking lots that will soon be available to real estate developers who will work to bring more people downtown.
Parking lot one, ten and eleven are the three that will soon be open to bids. For folks in downtown Salisbury, some believe if the lots have to go, housing is the best replacement.
"I'd love to see apartments come into any location downtown because to have sustainable resources downtown, and businesses, you've got to continually bring people down here," said Derick Weaver of Salisbury.
While others would like to see a place where they can spend some extra cash.
"I would always love to see more shopping down here and I think also, any kind of an establishment that could offer some fun family activities so that we could draw a lot more people to this area," said Maggie Young of Salisbury.
The city met with some potential bidders on Monday. During the meeting, city officials made it clear they would like to see more jobs, more housing, and a higher population in downtown Salisbury. City officials also said there will be more of an emphasis for drivers to use the downtown parking garage once these new projects begin. The garage has 700 available parking spots.
The city will open the proposal window to potential bidders on Feb. 7.