Salem residents are invited to attend an open house on the refined Downtown Salem Streetscape DesignPlan concepts Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Senator Hearing Room/Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE. The concepts that will be presented were developed from community input. More than 1000 people have provided input on how to make our downtown sidewalks more safe, inviting, and beautiful.
At our April open house, participants reviewed draft concepts. Over the summer, stakeholders helped refine concepts to reflect existing conditions at specific locations. On Nov. 14, we will present these updates before the Urban Renewal Agency discusses the plan.
Streetscape improvements were identified as one of the top project prioritieswithin the Riverfront-Downtown Urban Renewal Area during a series of 12 focus group meetings in 2016.
Walker Macy was selected to lead community visioning and design efforts. Their experience in streetscape projects have been shown to enhance downtowns and their project team consists of experienced professionals in the fields of landscape architecture/planning, civil engineering, transportation, public involvement, and economics.