Downtown Salem Streetscape Design

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​The scope of work for this project includes a communication strategy that will include multiple opportunities to gather input from the community to inform development of the Design Plan. This public input process began in 2017 and will continue in 2018.

Walker Macy has experience in streetscape projects that have been shown to enhance downtowns. Their project team consists of experienced professionals in the fields of landscape architecture/planning, civil engineering, transportation, public involvement, and economics.

On February 13, the City held a second open house for community members to give input on initial recommendations for improving the look and feel of downtown sidewalks. About 60 people attended. If you were not able to attend, we’d still like to hear your thoughts on the ideas.

To learn more about what was presented and submit your comments, please review the Downtown Salem Online Survey. Please submit any comments before March 16.

Open house #3 will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. in the Senator Hearing Room, 555 Court St NE. Thank you for your participation.

The first public open house for the Downtown Streetscape Plan was held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Senator Hearing Room-Courthouse Square Building. The purpose of the open house was to officially kick off the project, provide project background, and gather knowledge and ideas about Downtown Salem's streetscape and types of streetscape improvements community members want to see in their downtown. More than 70 people attended the open house, and 48 attendees submitted written comment forms.

Downtown Salem Streetscape Open House #34/18/20181002 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.

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Sheri WahrgrenDowntown Revitalization Manager
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