Salisbury City Council Approves Marina Development Plans - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Salisbury City Council Approves Marina Development Plans

Posted: Updated:
Design plan for Port of Salisbury Marina development (Fisher Architect) Design plan for Port of Salisbury Marina development (Fisher Architect)

SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury City Council this week approved plans for the development of two parcels of land at the Port of Salisbury Marina for commercial and residential use. 

The vacant waterfront property sits between River's Edge Apartments and a small city parking lot on Main Street. Salisbury Development Group LLC, purchased the property.

The property will be developed into a 15,000-square-foot retail center with shops, apartments, a boat house and outdoor activity space. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day said in a statement to WBOC, "The project will contribute significantly to the city's tax base."

Roland Jones and his wife live near the Port of Salisbury Salisbury and said the new development is a welcome addition to the community. 

"It's a good thing. I don't have any problems with it, there will be jobs for people. I just really think it's a good thing," Jones said.

Neighbors like William Collier have concerns and said the nearby community has not benefited from past development in the area. 

"We don't see anything coming from the actual association with building the Riverfront. I don't think the city is actually doing what they need to be doing to make sure the city is being made beautiful the way it should be besides only in certain areas downtown," Collier said.

Project Architect Keith Fisher said there will be several stores in the retail spaces and a unique feature outside.

"One of the more exciting pieces of the project there's a large outdoor open area and the developer plans to install a 25-foot by 18-foot tall outdoor television screen in the hopes to have Friday night movie nights there and sporting events," Fisher said. 

Construction for the start of the project is expected to begin in a year. The goal is to have the project completed and open within the next three years. 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

    Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More
  • Virginia Town Loses Fire Department

    Virginia Town Loses Fire Department

    The Accomack Board of Supervisors have voted, and with a 9-0 vote, decided to officially end the funding of the Onley Fire Department, meaning their doors are now closed to the public.

    More

    The Accomack Board of Supervisors have voted, and with a 9-0 vote, decided to officially end the funding of the Onley Fire Department, meaning their doors are now closed to the public.

    More
  • Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices