Tuesday, March 14, 2017

City to Study Route 13 Corridor

Route 13 Corridor Study to be Advanced to Council

 

Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is excited to announce that he will forward the Route 13 Corridor Plan, titled “Transforming US13 into Salisbury Boulevard,” to the City Council this week. The plan is the result of a study and design charrette conducted by the City’s planning department at the direction of Mayor Day. 

Vitally important as one of Salisbury’s busiest arteries for automobile traffic, the Route 13 Corridor has long presented a less-than-ideal face to those who travel along its 4 miles.  The Corridor is a hodgepodge of zones, with single family residences next to shopping centers, and power lines creating vertical visual clutter.  The goal of the US13 Corridor Plan is to transform the corridor and surrounding communities through beautification, improved pedestrian safety, and economic development.

Last summer, the City hosted a community charrette to brainstorm ideas and opportunities along Salisbury Boulevard. The charrette focused on developing a vision for the corridor as a whole, and for each of the six “character zones” along the route, which the report identified. The charrette brought forth ideas for redevelopment opportunities, infill construction, and rail-trail development.

"In partnership with the businesses along the Route 13 corridor and the MD State Highway Administration, the City of Salisbury is eager to turn this highway from a liability into an asset for our economy,” said the Mayor.  “Our businesses deserve a more attractive and better planned corridor and this plan sets us on the path to a Route 13 that works for all of us."

The Route 13 Corridor Plan will be presented to the City Council in work session on Monday, March 20th at 4:30.


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

On May 12th I will have lived here 71 years so I can remember more than most people. I remember that the Rt. 13 corridor and the Rt. 50 corridor have been studied, the downtown has been studied, the WWTP has been studied, the landfill has been studied and I can't see any real results of 70+ years of studies. Why is the mayor so excited about this one?

Anonymous said...

Hey jake how about telling your snowflake chief at spd to get rid of the beggers in da middle of da road ?

Anonymous said...

What a joke. Salisbury is a shit town and nothing can make it pretty.


Anonymous said...

Jake giving bullshit contracts to his friends to make $$$$ plus he loves spending other peoples money.

Anonymous said...

But jakey is listening to the cup cake liarton to build more black thug waterfront housing.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:43 PM LEAVE!

Anonymous said...

6:28 The truth hurts doesn't it. It won't make any difference what improvements are made here unless better paying jobs come to Salisbury, it will ALWAYS be a SHIT TOWN.

Anonymous said...

You're looking at $4million per mile to bury power lines. Now what that would cost with verizon having both fiber and copper lines, and comcast having fiber and coax lines, I don't know. And some (most?) of the stretch of 13 having lines on both sides, digging up concrete, and imagining what traffic control/safety would cost while they are burying them... 4 miles, would probably be far far more than $16,000,000. Probably what? $25 to 30 million.

WHO'S PAYING FOR THAT?

And not only that, beautification will require space (width) most of these businesses are built right on up to the sides of the sidewalks, so is someone paying to relocate this businesses? At least the S-curve is the least densely populated that it has been in a long time, perhaps it's time to buy up some of that property and "straighten" out that curve.

Maybe we should just pay to move the whole city somewhere else... somewhere with decent high paying manufacturing and tech jobs, along with culture and entertainment.

Face it, Salisbury will always look like a crack whore.

Anonymous said...

Man the real snowflakes are showing their true colors, huh? Haha! Sucks when progress is being made and it doesn't fit your worldview?

Anonymous said...

9:12 What progress??

Anonymous said...

JT why you let all these comments what say Salisbury is shit?!

Anonymous said...

3:51
You have me by two months, maybe that is way you beat me to it. You are reading my mind. Hard to tell what these inexperienced leaders are thinking reference the main drag through town.
I do remember the studies a long time ago that cost large bucks. Not sure if it wasn't even before the great lady, could have been under Martin. Anyway, they studied the flow of traffic (several times) due to bottle necking. It was of my humble opinion at the time, all they had to do was have the state regulate the lights. You couldn't get past second gear before stopping for the next one. Same ole today. Why hire outside when you have all that knowledge inside.

Anonymous said...

I thought Jake was an urban planner? Why is a study necessary? Can't he use his background?

Anonymous said...

How about making Salisbury safe to walk down the street at night first?

Jonathan Taylor said...

7:45 they are entitled to their opinion

Anonymous said...

HEY ASSHOLES AT SPD HOW ABOUT GETTING RID OFF THE PANHANDLERS ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM SPD HQ STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BEGGING HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU PASS HIM AND DO NOTHING YOU GUYS AT SPD ARE P A T H E T I C.

Anonymous said...

Mark my words I am saying it right here and now-this will flop. The only thing that will make the area proper is good paying jobs-period end of story. When a few good businesses come in that pay well and do not depend on the local economy like stores and restaurants do. If this happens then you see a domino effect where everything else falls into place. Home prices go up, etc. This is just more feel good stuff.

Anonymous said...

BC its Trueeeeee.

Anonymous said...

bc he gives jobs to friends of friends $$$

Anonymous said...

John
when is the next mayors election ?

Anonymous said...

8:44
If I may add to your comment.
I come home approximately 10:00 P.M. four or five nights a week, in the Eastbound lane passing SPD each night. I would feel much safer if the area in front of SPD were patrolled. Compact cars fly out of Delaware Ave, Lake Street, etc. with no intention of stopping at a red light or even slow and yield. If there is any night I can make it through without being cut off, I don't recall. How long can one take this crap without going postal?

Anonymous said...

The cops are to chicken shit to pull people over in that area thats why there close to perdue.

Anonymous said...

they could start by filling the potholes on south bound