The third and final open house for the Downtown Salem Streetscape Plan was held
on April 18, 2018. The purpose of the open house was to share a draft framework for
downtown streetscape improvements including materials, elements, and themes.
Several unique concepts are being explored for additional landscape, Front
Street crossings, alley entrances, and parklets. If you were unable to attend,
we would still like your thoughts on these concepts. Visit our online survey
to provide feedback.
Over the last six months, we heard from hundreds of sidewalk users, business
owners, and other community members about their hopes, ideas, and vision for
Salem's downtown sidewalks - the "streetscape." There is broad community support
for a downtown streetscape that creates a simple, timeless, and consistent look
for our sidewalks, allowing the unique character of Downtown Salem to shine.
Summaries of the public feedback from the three open houses can be found on the
Salem Streetscape Design web page under Project Documents.
The City will continue outreach to businesses and community and business
organizations, and share information on the website when considering next steps
for these four concepts and the draft plan. The City anticipates incorporating
public comment into designs and then adopting the Downtown Streetscape Plan in
fall 2018. If you’d like to share your thoughts on these concepts, visit our online survey.
Thank you for your participation.