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West End Plaza back on City Council agenda

Salisbury City Council will continue its public hearing Tuesday on whether to let Rowan County move some of its services to the West End Plaza.
Council heard arguments on both sides of the issue during a public hearing at its Sept. 15 meeting, but did not hold a vote on whether to issue a special-use permit for “government services” for the plaza so the county can move some of its departments, such as the Board of Elections and Veterans Services, there.
Rowan County owns the plaza, which used to be the Salisbury Mall and is now mostly vacant, on Jake Alexander Boulevard, but the property currently isn’t zoned for government use. The city’s planning board recommended approval of the special-use permit in early September, but City Council delayed its decision until Tuesday’s meeting.
Council meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St. Council meetings also are streamed live at www.salisburync.gov/webcast.
Council will also have a public hearing on whether to approve incentives for New Sarum brewery’s planned expansion. The owners of the brewery want to redevelop the Tractor Building on North Lee Street and move their operations there. The incentives package includes a $50,000 grant for the building’s rehabilitation.
In other business during the meeting, council:
• Will consider rezoning two acres of land at 504 N. Main St. The site is where the Rowan-Salisbury School System plans to build a new 47,000-square-foot administration building.
• Will discuss the search for a new city manager.

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