March 22, 2019

926 South Jackson Street - a Restoration and Neighborhood Revitalization Project

Revitalization and concepts of 'new urbanism' are already in full swing in the historic Chestnut Hill Neighborhood of Salisbury, North Carolina. Here is an opportunity to be a part of Chestnut Hill's revitalization with the comfort of knowing you would not be the first!  And at $26,500 . . . this is a project you can afford to take on!

New Urbanism is a development model aimed at creating diverse, walkable neighborhoods. The basic principles of New Urbanism are not new; they are based on the elements of viable urban communities that were built prior to the dominance of affordable housing can support and/or spur neighborhood reinvestment the automobile and suburban sprawl.

This urban neighborhood, just blocks from the vibrant downtown Salisbury area, is framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrates local history, ecology, and building practices. Just to the west lies the nearly 20 acres of picturesque Chestnut Hill Cemetery established in 1888 and a favorite walking trail for many today. Here you'll find the single-story 1,496 s.f. circa 1900 Victorian home on its 50' x 130' lot beside newly created neighborhood pocket park.

Welcome to 926 South Jackson Street - a Restoration and Neighborhood Revitalization Project

This home is a complete rehabilitation project and needs new wiring, new plumbing, HVAC, and repair or replacement to parts of the beautiful metal roof and trim.  The house was last a duplex before lying vacant for some time (it has the remnants of two kitchens!), and will need to be restored to a single-family residence. While this circa 1900 house appears to be solid and level there are a few soft spots in the bathroom floors and limited structural work may be required, along with roof repair or replacement.

926 S. Jackson Street from 2012 Google Photo. House on the right is now demolished.

This neighborhood is part of the essential element of sustaining the historic fabric of the Salisbury metropolis and forms an identifiable area that:
• encourages citizens to take responsibility for their neighborhood’s maintenance and evolution; 
• is compact and pedestrian friendly;
• has many activities of daily living within walking distance, and interconnected streets designed to encourage walking and reduce the number and length of car trips;
• has a broad range of housing types and price levels that help bring people of diverse ages, races, and incomes into daily interaction;
• and is along transit corridors that link neighborhoods and revitalize the urban center of Salisbury.

Sound infrastructure should not be taken for granted. Successful communities need streets and transportation; water, wastewater, and stormwater systems; open space; lighting; and utility infrastructure. All this in place in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Attracting new buyers to this cusp neighborhood will be the catalyst to the revival movement that is already taking place in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Neighbors and new homeowners are generating a sense of community among residents and establishing stability in the neighborhood for the long-term well-being and revitalization effort.

The success of any neighborhood revitalization strategy depends, in part, on the involvement of the community. Community input and involvement is key here to the current success that Chestnut Hill is experiencing. 926 S. Jackson Street is located right next to a small community pocket park - installed by neighbors and volunteers when this area of the neighborhood was the focus of the City of Salisbury's award-winning BlockWork program.

This Victorian cottage will come with Historic Salisbury Foundation Covenants and Restrictions both on the interior and exterior. Historic Covenants and Restrictions will require that any original windows and exterior wood siding, interior millwork and decorative roof ornamentation all be saved and reused. With nearly 1500 square feet and a good floor plan, there is ample space to reconfigure the home to a 3-bedroom/2-bath dwelling.

Why invest in this vintage home at 926 S. Jackson Street now?

• The influx of new homeowners to the neighborhood adds to the diversity of the neighborhood, and generates the social bonding that helps to stabilize the neighborhoods;
• The partnerships created during the redevelopment efforts are benefiting the City's future redevelopment endeavors; and
• The improvement of a highly visible neighborhood within the City limits will help maintain the City’s population and encourage individuals and families to move into the historic downtown neighborhoods.

The difference between a vision that is implemented and a vision that remains, well, just a vision, is 926 S. Jackson Street. Be the implementation! Call Realtor® Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to be a vital part of this revitalization!

926 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
CMLS #3485760

Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 

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