Archive for February 4th, 2010

Will Shober Bridge Construction Cause Problems?

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The area surrounding the Ellis Street Graded School district in Salisbury, NC is a historic area. There are dozens of incredible houses, many more than 100 years old – including the one in which Debra Brazee lives.

The problem? The nearby Shober Bridge is goign to be rebuilt and during the 18-24 months it takes to complete the project, Debra’s quiet neighborhood will be transformed into anything but.

And the real issue is that Debra’s property is historic. The City Council has NOT communicated with teh Historic Salisbury Foundation so homeowners with older homes have no idea what type of work will be done on their properties (near the bridge) and how it will affect the land values.

You can’t really soundproof a historic home and still call it historic. So what will the city do to make life easier on these people? Only time will tell.