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Planned Commercial Business Park Set for Wicomico County

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Rt. 50 Bypass at Naylor Mill Interchange (Photo: WBOC News) Rt. 50 Bypass at Naylor Mill Interchange (Photo: WBOC News)

SALISBURY, Md.- A Baltimore-based developer plans to bring a new commercial business park along the corridor of the Route 50 bypass at Naylor Mill Road in Salisbury. 

Kraus Properties, LLC. purchased the 26.35 acre parcel  along Route 50 from SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate, according to John McClellan, senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness. The land is being planned for a highway commercial park, targeting commercial, service and industrial uses. The City of Salisbury, along with the developers, look to bring convenience stores, hotels, and restaurants to the business park.

Betty Matlick lives less than a mile away from the planned business park with her family. She said she's concerned about the heavy traffic the increased business will bring to her neighborhood.

Matlick said she's afraid putting a lot of businesses there will take away from her neighborhood.

"It's just we live out here, we're not in the city, so if they do all that then they're going to probably bring the city limit over this way, and it's going to create problems for us. It will be like living in the middle of the city now," Matlick said.

David Ryan, executive director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, Inc., said the interest being taken in this area is a good sign.

"What primarily it means, it shows confidence in the area," Ryan said. "A developer has enough confidence to invest that type of money and that type of speculative development, that he believes the area is growing. We're seeing a turn-about in our economy; it's starting to pick up, it's been quite a while through the recession, we've seen development take place. So this is an encouraging sign for better things to come."

There's no indication on how soon to expect businesses open in the park, but ground clearing will begin within a few months. 

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