View, Discuss, and Give Feedback on Concepts Prior to Council Decision
Do you have ideas about how to make Downtown Salem’s sidewalks more inviting, exciting, or fun? Salem residents are invited to attend the third and final Downtown Salem Streetscape Design Plan Open House on Wed., Apr. 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Senator Hearing Room/Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE. Participants will have the opportunity to give input on concepts for improving Salem’s downtown experience before the Salem City Council makes a decision on the plan later this Spring.
The concepts that will be presented at the Open House were developed from community input. More than 300 people have provided input on how to make our downtown sidewalks more inviting, exciting, and fun since the first open house in November 2017.
Streetscape improvements were identified as one of the top project priorities within the Riverfront-Downtown Urban Renewal Area during a series of 12 focus group meetings in 2016. Walker Macy was selected to lead community visioning and design efforts. Their experience in streetscape projects have been shown to enhance downtowns and their project team consists of experienced professionals in the fields of landscape architecture/planning, civil engineering, transportation, public involvement, and economics.
Learn more about the Downtown Salem and the Downtown Streetscape Plan