Central office back on agenda for city’s Historic Preservation Commission

SALISBURY — The proposed school central office will go before the city’s Historic Preservation Commission this week.

The commission meets at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in City Council chambers at City Hall, 217 S. Main St.

Members will hear plans for a 47,200-square-foot building in the 500 block of North Main Street to house most of Rowan-Salisbury School System’s administration.

A larger central office was originally slated for 329 S. Main St., a site that proved controversial and eventually failed.

Architect Bill Burgin will come before the Historic Preservation Commission again with plans for the new building. He will seek approval to demolish a vacant building on the site, all miscellaneous site improvements and construction of a three-story office building.

The commission will hold two public hearings.

(The Salisbury Post, 8/11/14)

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