The Rumor that Freaked Out Downtown Salisbury and Made the County Commissioners into the Main Street Monsters

Rowan Free Press

Steve Mensing, Editor

♦ Yesterday the Salisbury Planning Board voted 7-2  in favor of a special-use permit allowing government uses in the West End Plaza.  Next week their recommendation will be presented to the Salisbury City Council.  City council is expected to give their blessings.  In reality the county commissioners are moving the Veterans Service Office, the Board of Elections, and the Sheriff’s Office storage out to the West End Plaza.  The space move is much required and in reality only moves a handful of county employees to another area of the city.

The county requested the city add, through the special-use permit, “government services” to the allowed uses under its existing highway business zoning.

During the planning board discussion David Post touched on the “rumor” flying around since the Salisbury Mall purchase when he mentioned the story about moving the court system and other county offices en masse to the West End Plaza. This…

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