Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding for Lower Eastern Shore Initiatives Downtown Salisbury Revitalization, School Construction, Priority Transportation Projects Among Recipients of State Funding



Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding for Lower Eastern Shore Initiatives
Downtown Salisbury Revitalization, School Construction, Priority Transportation Projects Among Recipients of State Funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD – During a day-long visit to the Eastern Shore, Governor Larry Hogan announced state funding for Lower Eastern Shore initiatives at a press conference at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce in Wicomico County. The governor was joined by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver, Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day, and state and county officials for the funding announcement, which includes $1 million for Salisbury's Downtown Revitalization Plan, as well as nearly $29 million for projects across Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties.

"I am pleased to announce that our administration is investing $1 million for the Downtown Revitalization Plan to continue bringing much-needed improvements to one of our most beloved Eastern Shore communities," said Governor Hogan. "This project is a terrific example of how state and local governments can work together with the private sector to make smart investments that spur redevelopment, economic growth, and job creation."

The Hogan administration’s support for the Downtown Revitalization Plan, a 20-year master plan developed by the City of Salisbury in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Agriculture, will help the city create a vibrant mixed-use urban center in the downtown and riverfront areas. In less than three years, 31 new businesses have opened in the Downtown Salisbury area. The $1 million investment from the state bring much-needed improvements to the area and spur redevelopment, economic growth, and job creation. The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs and new downtown housing units, including housing for Salisbury University graduate students.

“This is great news for Salisbury and all Wicomico County residents,” said County Executive Culver. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Governor Hogan and his administration on important projects that improve the quality of life for our citizens.”

“This funding brings us one step closer to giving the citizens of Salisbury the city they want and deserve,” said Mayor Day. “These investments will help bring much-needed economic growth and jobs to downtown Salisbury, and I am excited the state has recognized our commitment to this project.”

The governor also announced an additional $29 million in his FY 2018 Capital Budget for projects across the Lower Eastern Shore. This includes nearly $13 million for projects in Wicomico County, nearly $12 million for projects in Somerset County, and more than $3 million for projects in Worcester County. These investments include construction at West Salisbury Elementary School and Parkside High School, improvements for the Smith Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, and renovations at Wellington Wildlife Management Area, as well as funding for Ocean City Beach Replenishment and Hurricane Protection, and investments in the Atlantic General Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center. The governor also affirmed the administration’s commitment to fund the final phase of Arthur Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Finally, Governor Hogan announced that the state will invest nearly $368 million for Lower Eastern Shore transportation projects. This includes funding to finish the rehabilitation of the US 13 Bridges in Pocomoke City, replace the MD 349 bridge over Windsor Creek, re-deck 11 bridges along the US 50 Salisbury Bypass, and upgrades to create a 4-lane divided highway on Worcester Highway.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did he walk there from the parking garage? haha

Anonymous said...

Did our great gov hogan school the bitch mayor on stopping low income welfare WATERFRONT housing downtown ? or did he just go alomg with it.

Anonymous said...

City got $1 Million... With a $40+ Billion budget! Thanks for nothing!!!

Anonymous said...

Hogan is a piece of crap....watched his "Town Hall" meeting, Hogan sat on his ass and allowed Franchot to bad mouth President Trump while he said nothing to stand up for his party....Hogan is a real tool....one and done, he is showing his colors! He needs Day and Culver with him in Baltimore....hire Ireton as a driver for the group...

Anonymous said...

I just hate the word invest when they talk about investing tax payers dollars. It's never an investment. Most of the time it's for some feel good project that is really a total waste of money. They got that investment phrase from Obama, he was always investing in some worthless project (about 10 trillion dollars worth). What did we get for that money? I did like Hogan but I must say when it comes to spending he is getting a lot like the democrats.

Anonymous said...

Thats bc hogan has a Asian wife and he hates trump.

Anonymous said...

6:06, Hogan is mum on Trump because he needs the Lib vote from PG & Montgomery Counties to win a second term.

Anonymous said...

9:20 and Chump I mean trump has a migrant,immigrant as a wife

Anonymous said...

5:20-1 Million should buy enough dynamite to do the job.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hogan is a piece of crap....watched his "Town Hall" meeting, Hogan sat on his ass and allowed Franchot to bad mouth President Trump while he said nothing to stand up for his party....Hogan is a real tool....one and done, he is showing his colors! He needs Day and Culver with him in Baltimore....hire Ireton as a driver for the group...

February 13, 2017 at 6:06 PM

I was there and Peter Franchot show nothing but hatred and disrespect for President Trump. He was very angry and his face was red with hatred. His blood pressure was up and there was water in his eyes. I lost all respect for that man. He is a typical Democrat who sucks up to the Republicans, but he showed his ass that day. F*** Peter Franchot. We need a real comptroller and a real Governor!!

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Anonymous said...
City got $1 Million... With a $40+ Billion budget! Thanks for nothing!!!

February 13, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Please tell me why my tax dollars need to fund $1 Million dollars to Salisbury which in turn will fund free loading businesses.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
I just hate the word invest when they talk about investing tax payers dollars. It's never an investment. Most of the time it's for some feel good project that is really a total waste of money. They got that investment phrase from Obama, he was always investing in some worthless project (about 10 trillion dollars worth). What did we get for that money? I did like Hogan but I must say when it comes to spending he is getting a lot like the democrats.

February 13, 2017 at 8:14 PM

I agree with you and if you have been paying attention he is spending a lot of wasted tax dollars in Baltimore City. That stupid ass is too dumb to know that the thugs in Baltimore City won't vote for him because he is not black and he is not a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

I hope a good Republican decides to run against Hogan. All these kiss asses around here supporting him. Carl Anderton, Chris Adams and Jeannie Haddaway.