Downtown Salem Streetscape Design

Mid-Block Landscape Pilot Project on the 200 Block of Liberty Street in Downtown Salem.

Mid-Block Landscape Pilot Project on the 200 Block of Liberty Street in Downtown Salem.

​The Downtown Streetscape Plan was unanimously approved by the Urban Renewal Agency on April 22, 2019. This summer, we will begin surveying blocks that are identified for the first phase of streetscape implementation in the plan. Future projects for consideration are permanent mid-block landscape areas that would visually narrow the roadway to calm traffic and provide green landscape buffers between sidewalk users and traffic. A month long pilot project has been installed from May 4 through June 3 on the 300 block of Commercial Street and the 200 block of Liberty Street. Please take our survey and tell us what you think!

Downtown Streetscape Plan5/7/20198742 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House November 14, 201811/14/2018765 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House #34/18/20181002 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House #3 Summary4/18/2018344 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House #3 Presentation4/18/20183575 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House #3 Display Boards4/18/20184588 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Online Feedback Summary Feb-Mar 20183/19/2018813 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Feedback Open House #23/19/2018365 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Feedback Summary Open House #23/19/2018290 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House #21/25/2018652 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Online Open House Summary - December 201712/27/20172653 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House Summary12/25/20175599 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Flyer12/1/20172180 KB
Downtown Salem Streetscape Comment Card11/30/2017960 KB

​Streetscape improvements were identified as one of the top urban renewal funding priorities within the Riverfront-Downtown Urban Renewal Area during a series of 12 focus group meetings in 2016. A community work group worked with the Urban Development, Public Works, and Community Development Departments to develop a scope of work for consulting efforts.

Artist rendering of the mid-block landscape concept.

Artist rendering of the mid-block landscape concept.

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Sheri WahrgrenDowntown Revitalization Manager
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350 Commercial St NE
Salem OR 97301
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