Envision NESCA-Lansing Plan

North East Salem Community Association (NESCA) and Lansing Neighborhood Association have partnered with the City of Salem to prepare a new neighborhood plan. The joint NESCA-Lansing Neighborhood Plan will capture the two neighborhoods’ priorities for the future. 

The neighborhood plan will address a wide range of topics such as:

  • Land use
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Parks and open space
  • Public facilities and services
  

​The City Council held a public hearing on the NESCA-Lansing Neighborhood Plan on December 11 and then voted unanimously to adopt the plan. The goals and policies in the neighborhood plan will become part of the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan on January 10.

  

​The City Council will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the draft NESCA-Lansing Neighborhood Plan on Monday, December 11 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 555 Liberty Street SE. The hearing marks the final key step in the adoption of the new joint neighborhood plan.

  

​The Planning Commission unanimously voted at its November 7 meeting to recommend that the City Council adopt the NESCA-Lansing Neighborhood Plan. The City Council is expected to hold a public hearing on the neighborhood plan as part of the adoption process later this year.

  

​The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the draft NESCA-Lansing Neighborhood Plan on Tuesday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 555 Liberty Street SE. This is the next step in the City's process to adopt the neighborhood plan.

  

​The NESCA and Lansing Neighborhood Boards and the Salem Planning Commission will hold a joint work session on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 555 Liberty Street SE. The work session is a required step in the process to formally adopt the neighborhood plan. The purpose of the work session is to exchange comments about the neighborhood plan, identify any areas of potential disagreement, and give the neighborhood associations an opportunity to refine its plan.

  
Informational meetings (June 13, 2017)

Staff will present the draft neighborhood plan to the public at 6:30 p.m., June 13, 2017 at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market Street NE. Input from the meeting will be used to revise the draft plan before the neighborhood associations vote on whether to adopt it.

Neighborhood plan meetings (April 2016 – March 2017)

Staff held 12 neighborhood plan meetings between April 2016 and March 2017. Each meeting focused on a specific topic or geographic area such as housing, walking and bicycling, and the North Campus of the State Fairgrounds. Input from each meeting has been used to develop draft goals and policies for the neighborhood plan. Draft goals and policies, meeting summaries, and meeting presentations are available in the “Project Documents” section below.

Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour (July 22, 2016)

The Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour stopped in Lansing Park on July 22, 2016, and neighbors got the opportunity talk with City staff and enjoy ice cream. At least 150 neighbors stopped by, and many talked about the future of their neighborhood. Their input will help inform the development of the (NESCA-Lansing Neighborhood Plan.

• Video: Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour

Calendar
Dec. 19
Cancelled - Northeast Salem Community Association [NESCA] Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 20
South Salem Connect Meeting12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Planning Commission Staff Report11/7/2017478 KB
NESCA-Lansing neighborhood plan draft-September 20179/19/20171713 KB
NESCA-Lansing Map5/17/2017444 KB
2017 Neighborhood Plan Next Steps5/1/2017144 KB
Revisions to preferred land use meeting minutes for March 14, 20173/14/2017274 KB
Preferred Land Use meeting minutes for February 2, 20172/14/2017255 KB
State hospital Agenda for January 10, 20171/10/20173792 KB
State hospital goals 1/10/2017130 KB
State hospital minutes for January 10, 20171/10/2017265 KB
State fairgrounds agenda for December 13, 201612/13/20162664 KB
State fairgrounds goals12/13/2016188 KB
State fairgrounds minutes for December 13, 201612/13/2016261 KB
Walking and biking agenda for November 08, 201611/8/20167748 KB
Walking and biking meeting minutes for November 08, 201611/8/2016239 KB
Buses and cars agenda for October 11, 201610/11/20163887 KB
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To view a map of both neighborhood associations - NESCA-Lansing Map.

Staff has also created a story map that shows significant development in the NESCA and Lansing Neighborhoods since 2005.

​This planning project, known as Envision, kicked off in early 2016 and is expected to take roughly two years to complete.

How is a neighborhood plan used?

NESCA, Lansing, and City boards and commissions will consider the neighborhood plan when making decisions that affect the two neighborhoods. Specifically, the neighborhood plan will be the basis for NESCA and Lansing recommendations to any city board, commission, or agency.

City boards, commissions and agencies will consider the neighborhood plan when making decisions or recommendations that would affect the NESCA or Lansing neighborhoods. The City Council may also consider the neighborhood plan before making any final decision as to the acquisition, construction, or improvement of public facilities in NESCA or Lansing.

Only the goals and policies of a neighborhood plan are considered for adoption as part of the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan. The goals and policies must also be consistent with the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan.

What are North East Salem Community Association (NESCA) and Lansing?

NESCA and Lansing are neighborhood associations officially recognized by the City of Salem. They advise the Salem Planning Commission and City Council on matters that affect the growth and development of their respective neighborhoods.

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