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: Bryant Baird ([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 1Virginia Stapleton[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
May 12
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

May 18
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting-CANDO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda:

May 18, 2021

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.

May 31
Memorial Day Observance

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

Jun. 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

Jun. 15
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting-CANDO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly 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.

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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5/14/2021 5:00 PMClass 3 Site Plan Review, Class 2 Adjustment, Class 2 Driveway Approach Permit605, 610, 657 Cottage St NEPlanning AdministratorCentral Area; Ward 1
4/6/2021 5:30 PMClass 3 Design Review / Conditional Use Permit / Class 3 Site Plan Review / Class 2 Adjustment220 Cottage St NESalem Planning Commission4/6/2021Central Area; Ward 1
4/6/2021 5:30 PMClass 3 Design Review / Class 3 Site Plan Review / South Waterfront Mixed-Use Zone Development Phasing Plan Modification / Class 2 Adjustment / Class 2 Driveway Approach Permit 295 Commercial St SESalem Planning Commission4/6/2021Central Area; Ward 1
4/2/2021 5:00 PMClass 3 Site Plan Review / Class 2 Adjustment / Class 2 Driveway Approach Permit1225 Ferry St SEPlanning AdministratorWard 2; South East Salem; Central Area
4/1/2021 5:00 PMReplat450 and 476 Church St NE, and 605 Center St NE Planning AdministratorCentral Area; Ward 1
2/12/2021 5:00 PMMinor Historic Design Review189 Liberty St NEPlanning AdministratorWard 1; Central Area
1/6/2021 5:00 PMHistoric Design Review120 Commercial St NEPlanning AdministratorWard 1; Central Area
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
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