Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)

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The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) is the downtown neighborhood association. Here you will find Salem’s Downtown Historic District, tree-lined streets, the Historic Elsinore Theater, shopping malls, and a variety of eateries. It also includes state offices, City Hall, Salem Hospital, and Oregon’s State Capitol.

If you live, work, or own property in downtown Salem, you are a member of CANDO. To find out how you can be an active member in our neighborhood, attend a meeting or contact the chair.

Contact us

Chair: Neal Kern ([email protected])

Land use chair: Neal Kern ([email protected])

Website: http://youcandosalem.blogspot.com/

Facebook: @CANDONeighborhood

Sign up for mailing list:  Neighborhood Services Mailings

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CANDO Members have quick access to Salem’s Saturday Market.

About your neighborhood

Police district: 7

Parks: Marion Square Park, Pringle Park and Community Hall, Riverfront Park, Waldo Park (one of the smallest parks in the world), and portions of Minto-Brown Island Park

Schools: Howard Street Charter School, Willamette University

Resources

Neighborhood Services CoordinatorIrma Dowd[email protected]503-540-2303
City Councilor for Ward 1Cara Kaser[email protected]503-399-7801
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization BylawsDocument8/21/2018191 KB
CANDO Neighborhood PlanMaster Plan2/14/2017995 KB

Meetings

Monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday at 6 pm, either virtually, or at First Christian Church, 685 Marion St NE, Salem OR 97301. Please check the calendar for specific meeting information.

If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

Agendas and minutes

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Calendar
Dec. 09
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Dec. 10
Downtown Advisory Board12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting of the Downtown Advisory Board

Agenda:

​Downtown Advisory Board Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6178

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 15
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting - CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 25
Christmas

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jan. 13
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Notices

Upcoming planning hearings, land use hearings, and other notices that affect this neighborhood are listed below. You can also view land use applications in your neighborhood on the Salem Land Use Applications dashboard.

  
  
  
  
  
  
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11/23/2020 6:00 PMMinor Comp Plan Map Amendment / Neighborhood Plan Change / Zone Change / Class 3 Site Plan Review / Class 2 Adjustment / Class 1 Design Review 905 & 925 Cottage St NECity Council11/23/2020Central Area; Grant; Ward 1
11/19/2020 5:30 PMHistoric Design Review900 Court St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission11/19/2020Ward 1; Central Area
10/15/2020 5:30 PMMajor Historic Design Review234 Liberty St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission10/15/2020Central Area; Ward 1
9/17/2020 5:30 PMMajor Historic Design Review388 State StHistoric Landmarks Commission9/17/2020Central Area; Ward 1
9/15/2020 5:30 PMComp. Plan Map Amendment, Neighborhood Plan Change, Zone Change, Site Plan Review, Adjustment, and Design Reivew905 & 925 Cottage St NESalem Planning Commission9/15/2020Central Area; Grant; Ward 1
8/20/2020 5:30 PMCode AmendmentHistoric Landmarks Commission8/20/2020Ward 1; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4; Ward 5; Ward 6; Ward 7; Ward 8; Central Area; East Lancaster; Faye Wright; Grant; Highland; Lansing; Morningside; Northeast Neighbors; North East Salem; Northgate; North Lancaster; South Central; Southeast Mill Creek; South East Salem; South Gateway; Sunnyslope; Southwest Association of Neighbors; West Salem
7/22/2020 5:30 PMSign Variance850 State StHearings Officer7/22/2020Ward 1; Central Area; Northeast Neighbors; South East Salem
7/16/2020 5:30 PMHistoric Design Review189 Liberty St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission7/16/2020Central Area; Ward 1
5/21/2020 5:30 PMHistoric Design Review210 Commercial St NEHistoric Landmarks Commission5/21/2020Central Area; Ward 1
5/5/2020 5:30 PMDesign Review / Site Plan Review / Driveway Approach Permit / Adjustment685 Court St NESalem Planning Commission5/5/2020Central Area; Ward 1
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