Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Salisbury Receives Half-Million in State Revitalization Funds for Amphitheater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1/17/2018
Contact: Mayor’s Office
410-548-3100


Salisbury Receives Half-Million in State Revitalization Funds for Amphitheater


Salisbury, MD – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that Governor Larry Hogan’s 2019 proposed budget, which was announced today, includes $500,000 in revitalization funds for the City of Salisbury to construct its new Riverwalk Amphitheater.

First imagined in the City’s “Envision Salisbury” 20-year master plan, the amphitheater project’s priority increased with the news of the National Folk Festival’s 3-year residency in the Salisbury.

“If we’re trying to grow Salisbury economically, it is our responsibility to create a place where people want to be,” said the Mayor.  “For the National Folk Festival and beyond, the Riverwalk Amphitheater will be a space for community to gather and appreciate art and performance together."

Today’s news of the $500,000 allotment demonstrates a continuing commitment from the State of Maryland and Governor Larry Hogan to play an active role in the revitalization of Salisbury’s metro core.  In Governor Larry Hogan’s 2018 budget, Salisbury received $1 million in revitalization funds for its Main Street overhaul.

Mayor Day said, “Governor Hogan has had Salisbury’s back at every opportunity.  I am tremendously grateful to him for recognizing, as I do, and as our community does, that revitalization is happening in Downtown Salisbury.

Delmarva Veteran Builders was hired by the City to be the Construction Manager for the project, and will be responsible for design and construction.  Construction is expected to begin in March, with completion by July 31, 2018, ahead of the National Folk Festival, September 7th through the 9th.


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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a huge waste of money!!

Anonymous said...

I think the ampitheather is going to play a vital roll in our community! I am happy that we are hosting such a large event such as the folk festival! Salisbury's future is really looking brighter under the leadership of Mayor day. He has been a true leader for Salisbury just all the positive things that has been happening! We finally have trolley service, we have bike paths we have new jobs coming to the area such as Fire house Subs Burlington coat factory Krispy Kream the job growth has been amazing Keep up the good work I am proud to Say I am from Salisbury

Anonymous said...

ha ha bike paths in middle of road what the hell you smoking surprised no one has gotten killed yet on rt 13

Anonymous said...

This is an absurd waste of money -- it is really time to "starve the beast" by cutting taxes.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke. Let’s not pay people that do work but we will give you more money to stiff people. Amphitheater will be trashed by the slums anyways. Slapping lipstick on a pig

Anonymous said...

What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Where will you park to attend events? If this is still going by the hotel, you gotta know they will tow people for taking up their parking. Side note, where is Salisbury's metro core?

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind, this is "proposed" money. The 2019 is far from being passed, and you never know what will get cut? Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

As a Maryland taxpayer I certainly hope this money never reaches Smallsbury.

Anonymous said...

Great achievement for the City. Thanks for all your effort Mayor Day in getting this done. It will be great for the Folk Festival and future events in the City! Some of the little minds are jealous....LOL

Anonymous said...

you will need to park in Hebron and take a Bailey's cab to the fork festival. it will be a festivus maximus which begins with the airing of grievances

Anonymous said...

The only reason that there has been any progress in SBY in 2017 is because DJT is President. They can spin it all they want, but the truth is... When you put democrats in charge, it just doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

Jake is running all the other business's out of town.

Anonymous said...

soon our biggest employers will be royal farms and rehab centers

Anonymous said...

Look at it this way. It ius proposed. And at the expense $500,000) of the farm food for needy families program.

Good work you self absorbed, insensitive, entitled egomaniac.

Anonymous said...

its gonna be called armpit theater and be a homeless shelter when the fork festival isn't in town

Anonymous said...

Democrat in name only

Anonymous said...

Big waste of money for a ghetto town. I would never utilize this.

Anonymous said...

Fake headline!

Salisbury has not received any money for an amphitheater. The money is in Hogan's PROPOSED budget for 2019. It's just proposed but still has to go through the budget process and will probably be deleted. And 2019 is a long way off. Fake, fake, fake news. There is no way it can be completed BEFORE the money is even approved.

Anonymous said...

5:38 PM and 3:01 PM: Comments by Jake Day, or Mike Dunn or Chris Eccleston, etc. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

2:18 wrong again! You are as dumb as I thought! Go back to SPEWNEWS...LOL