Downtown Salisbury grants awarded

Six Downtown Salisbury businesses have been selected to receive a grant from the city of Salisbury to assist with the cost of rehabilitation work to their commercial or residential buildings located in the Downtown Historic District:

Mayor Jim Ireton said the six are:

  • $9,750 to Brickshire Condo Association, 224 West Main St.
  • $15,500 to Tribus Reges Properties, 100 North Division St.
  • $18,650 to Chesapeake East,  501 West Main St.
  • $18,650 to Devreco, 118 North Division St.
  • $18,650 to WMDT-TV, 202 West Main St.
  • $18,800 to The Opportunity Shop, 158 West Market St.

The city of Salisbury received the funding for these grants from the Community Legacy Program of the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development.

These funds may be used for interior and/or exterior improvements to the structure.

“Special thanks goes out to Deborah Stam in our Community Development Department, and to the grant recipients,” Ireton said.

“This announcement, and our Monday awards visits, cap an incredible year in Downtown Salisbury,” the mayor said. “The downtown physical structures, and their historic designation can, at times, make rehabilitation restrictive and expensive.  Working with DHCD and our partners at the state level, we have come up with a plan and funding to help offset those costs.”

This program is designed to aid in the revitalization of the Downtown area by fostering the growth of new businesses and assisting expanding businesses.  Its objectives are to improve the physical appearance of both the interior and exterior of commercial and mixed-use buildings.

Additionally, the program helps to preserve historical structures which are architecturally significant, and address any health and/or safety issues by eliminating code deficiencies.

“I say congratulations to the recipients, for they are long-standing contributors to our success downtown,” said Ireton. “To our residents I say, in Downtown Salisbury the best is yet to come!”

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