Don Rush

Two downtown city parking lots -- 1 and 11 -- in Salisbury could finally get redeveloped.

This coming Monday the City Council is expected to finalize a contract with Devreco.

Council President Jake Day told the Salisbury Daily Times that during a closed door meeting this week the council decided move ahead with the contract.

The council is hoping to see a multi-use development that would include apartments and retail outlets as well as open space and parking.

The paper reports that developer Brad Gillis called the deal a “great opportunity”.

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Revitalization of downtown Dover got a boost yesterday.

Governor Jack Markell signed a law that allows cities to get a portion of the area designated as a Downtown Development District.

The measure provides significant incentives for those investing at least $125-thousand into the district.

WMDT reports that Markell’s office said the specific requirements and benefits for the program will be provided in the coming weeks.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit stemming from a controversial redevelopment project in suburban Wilmington.

The justices were to convene Wednesday to hear arguments over a Chancery Court decision nullifying a New Castle County council rezoning vote for the proposed Barley Mill Plaza redevelopment project.