New Affordable Riverside Apartments Come to Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md.- If you're looking for a scenic riverside route through Salisbury, Katrice Whittington said you may not want to drive down Fitzwater Street. She said you'll be disappointed when you come across a large "unsightly" abandon building.
The eyescore of a building is finally coming down. The details were hammered out. Now the awful looking building will be torn down, so that 90 affordable apartments can go up. And surprisingly - Whittington believes that's not a good idea.
"The houses around here don't look so good. So why put up new buildings?" asked Whittington. "They should fix what's here."
She's ready for a change of scenery, but does not believe new apartments should go up on this side of town.
" The crime is bad: breaking in house or breaking in people's cars and stuff like that," said Whittington. "I don't think something like that should be over here."
Salisbury mayor Jim Ireton disagrees. He said, "there may be a little 'across the river' perception. I don't think that is warranted. I think it is good for this side of the river."
Developer W. Andrew Hanson said this is the perfect time and location for the project.
"We're going on seven years, since the last project went into foreclosure," said Hanson. He added, "it's a long time to be patient, looking across the street and driving by that project and being frustrated about what it could be and why hasn't anything had been done yet."
Although she's skeptical, Whittington hopes this housing development project gives the neighborhood a boost it's been looking for.