Our Salem Zoning Subcommittee


The Our Salem Zoning Subcommittee will discuss and make recommendations on six zoning options intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The zoning options generally focus on increasing maximum heights, eliminating parking requirements, establishing and increasing minimum densities, and requiring middle housing, neighborhood hubs, and multifamily housing in specific locations or zones.

The subcommittee includes four members of the City Council and four members of the Planning Commission. The subcommittee is expected to meet five times this spring and early summer. Meetings will be open to the public.

Type of appointment: Mayoral appointment

Number of members: 8

Length of term: N/A

Upcoming meetings

  • Wednesday, August 25 from 9 to 11 a.m.

All meetings will be virtual.

How to participate

  • To provide written comments at the August 25 meeting, please email them to Eunice Kim at [email protected] or mail them to Eunice Kim, Community Development Department, City of Salem, 555 Liberty St SE, Suite 305, Salem, OR, 97301 by 2 p.m. August 24. All comments submitted by 5 p.m. August 24 will be sent to the subcommittee prior to the meeting. Comments sent after that will be forwarded to the subcommittee after the meeting.


The subcommittee's zoning recommendations will be incorporated into the Our Salem project, a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan. Staff expects to bring the updated Comprehensive Plan and associated zoning map and zoning code changes through the adoption process by the end of 2021.

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​Roster of all current members

  • Jose Gonzalez, City Councilor
  • Chane Griggs, Salem Planning Commission President
  • Chris Hoy, City Councilor
  • Ian Levin, Salem Planning Commissioner
  • Trevor Phillips, City Councilor
  • Joshlene Pollock, Salem Planning Commissioner
  • Ashley Schweickart, Salem Planning Commissioner
  • Virginia Stapleton, City Councilor

Contact us

Eunice KimLong-range Planning ManagerCommunity Development Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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