Final Downtown Salem Streetscape Design Open House and Community Survey

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​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 Downtown 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.

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