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High-Rise Apartment Building Proposed for Downtown Salisbury

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 10:28 PM Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. - A local developer is proposing to build six stories of luxury apartments above a four-story office building on Main Street in downtown Salisbury.

"The Ross" is on Monday night's Salisbury City Council agenda. The scheduled presentation by Nicholas Simpson with First Move Properties is already well received by Vice President Muir Boda. 

"Absolutely beautiful, it maintains the historical aspect of the building because it is an old building. Almost 100-years-old," Boda said. 

Boda says the high-rise concept is the way he envisions growing the downtown area.  Boda says the new space on top of 132 E. Main St. will not only increase the property values of neighboring buildings, but also the tax base for Salisbury. 

"It's not feasible for infrastructure for us to continually grow out; the best way for us to grow is to grow up," Boda said. 

But Colen Hyland says he doesn't think it's the best fit, especially when he says there are other vacant buildings downtown. 

"I don't see why they need to put it up there though, it's plenty of other spaces they could put apartments in in Salisbury," Hyland said. 

Hyland says there could be a risk of building twice the amount of stories on top of a structure that was built in 1921. 

"I mean I'm not saying it's going to tip over or fall over, but that's why I don't get it. What's the point of building something brand new on some old building that's been here forever?" Hyland said. 

Simpson adds in his proposal, as a part of the city council's agenda packet, that this new development will promote the renaissance of downtown. 

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