Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:55 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Western Shore College Students and Eastern Shore Residents "Envision Salisbury"

Students and locals gather at the Feb. 8 "Envision Salisbury" workshop in downtown Salisbury.
Credit Envision Salisbury

Sheilah Kast speaks with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton, UMD Assistant Professor Luis Quiros about "Envision Salisbury." We also hear from UMD Master's candidate Valerie Sherry.

It’s been more than three decades since a new building went up in downtown Salisbury on the Eastern Shore.  The city’s is aiming to revitalize itself – and one unusual element in that effort involves dozens of graduate and undergraduate architecture students re-designing Salisbury’s downtown. Since January, 58 students from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) have been researching Salisbury history, and mapping, drawing and analyzing data from residents in a project called “Envision Salisbury.”

In this interview, Sheilah Kast speaks with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton. Mayor Ireton describes how development has been stalled in downtown Salisbury, and explains what the City of Salisbury is doing to plan for future development.

Kast also speaks with Luis Quiros, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Quiros is one of the professors leading students in the 'vertical studio.' 

And we also hear from Valerie Sherry, a Master's candidate in MAPP. She provides some of her observations on the project.

This segment was produced by Jamyla Kay-jamylakay@wypr.org

In this web extra, Mayor Ireton talks about the cost of development and how the City of Salisbury is providing incentives for some downtown developers.
In this web extra, Valerie Sherry provides more observations on what she has heard from the community, and her goals for "Envision Salisbury."
In this web extra, Valerie Sherry talks about how the 'vertical studio' (the class the 58 students are taking) can prepare them for their career. She also tells us her career goals once she graduates in 2015.