Why is it the City's (Tax payer) responsibility to tear down the old Daily Times building?
By the way, these new plans are going against the idea of Historic Downtown.
City Council Approves Grant Application for Demolition of Former Daily Times Building for Revitalization Efforts in Downtown Salisbury
The Salisbury City Council approved the Ireton administration’s intent to apply for funding under the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund (SD-SGIF) for the demolition and redevelopment of the former Daily Times Building located in Downtown Salisbury. Funding for this project (if awarded) is available to municipalities and non-profit community development organizations within designated Sustainable Communities and Priority Funding Areas (PFA) in the state of Maryland. Terence Arrington, Assistant City Administrator announced, “If this grant application is funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), this site will become home to the Eastern Shore Medical Center in Downtown Salisbury.” This Allied Health mixed use facility is envisioned to offer space for Salisbury University Nursing Program, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Pharmacy Program and include street level retail and commercial space for businesses in Downtown Salisbury. This proposal is the result of Mayor James Ireton, Jr and Council President Jake Day’s efforts to increase Public Private Partnerships (PPP) centered on revitalization in Downtown Salisbury.