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New Development Coming to Downtown SBY Parking Lot

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Downtown Salisbury Parking Lot #30 Sign.  (Photo: WBOC) Downtown Salisbury Parking Lot #30 Sign. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. - There is a new building project coming to an undeveloped parking lot in downtown Salisbury.  Lot #30 at 401 West Main Street will soon be the home of a new public market and over 50 affordable apartments.

One of Downtown Salisbury's newest tenants is the Acorn Market and co-owner Christine Braughler said since the market has relocated to West Market Street, business has been great and the downtown environment is everything she hoped it would be.

"It's been exceptional.  We've been welcomed with open arms and we're thankful for all of our customers that are coming back and our new ones that have come to see us," Braughler said.

Some potential new customers are on the horizon for the Acorn Market and the other downtown Salisbury businesses.  The city of Salisbury has agreed to sell downtown lot #30 to Green Street Housing, LLC.  The company has mapped out the future of that piece of land and it includes a public market and 52 apartments.  The project is called GateHouse Market and Lofts.  The apartment will be reserved for families making less than 60% of the area median income.

There have been concerns raised by downtown neighbors and visitors that by developing the downtown parking lots, it's going to become much tougher to find places to park for business patrons.  However, city leaders believe parking will not become an issue, especially because of the availability in the downtown parking garage, and that there is a real need for new development downtown.

New development means new customers which are always welcomed by new business owners.

"Any growth to our community, everybody should be on board," said Braughler.  "To have our downtown come back alive and keep everybody connected and networked, that's what we look forward too."

The Salisbury City Council discussed the project at Tuesday's city council workshop and will be voting on an official resolution of support for the project at an upcoming city council meeting.

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