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Old Daily Times Building to be Demolished

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SALISBURY, Md. - The old Daily Times building in downtown Salisbury is set to be demolished. 

Peninsula Regional Medical Center was awarded with a grant on Monday for $250,000 from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.  The money is to be used for the demolition of the old Daily Times building.

"Now that we have the grant to tear down the building, which is the first major step to redevelopment of this site, we can move forward with getting out an RFP to seek a developer for this site," said PRMC Board President, Bill McCain.

But just because the money is secured does not mean the building will be coming down immediately.

"Timing will depend on a lot of things but I could foreseeably see this in the next year possibly being removed from this site," McCain said.

For years, ideas have been tossed around as to what to do with the property.  The partners in the project and the idea is constantly changing and evolving but city leaders are hoping for something that will make a huge difference in downtown Salisbury.

"I think if this were a medical office, as long as it is a high quality urban building, built close to the street with ground floor retail and active access to the general public, I think it will be a homerun," said City Council President, Jake Day.

There is no date set in stone for when the old building will come down or when the new one will go up.  PRMC officials said this is a long-term project that will require a great deal of funding and it will be quite some time before anyone sees a new building at the location of the old Daily Times building.

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