Salem Planning Commission

2021 Unified Development Code (UDC) update

The City is proposing changes to Salem's zoning and development code, known as the Unified Development Code (UDC). The proposed changes address a variety of issues that have arisen since the last update to the UDC in 2019. They include policy-related changes that respond to concerns from the community, minor housekeeping amendments, and updates to implement changes in State law.

In addition to the proposed amendments to the UDC, the zoning of specific identified properties in the downtown currently zoned RH, CO, and CR are proposed to be changed to CB to consistent with the CB zoning of other surrounding downtown properties. 

Planning Commission public hearing 

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes on Tuesday, October 5, at 5:30 p.m.

The full package of proposed code amendments can be read here: Proposed UDC Amendments

For additional information contact

Bryce Bishop, Planner III

[email protected] / 503-540-2399

Prior work sessions

The Salem Planning Commission held a series of work sessions on the proposed changes from June to August 2021. You can read overviews of the proposed changes and the draft code language that was presented to the Planning Commission below. You can also watch recordings of work session.  Please note the documents below contain previous versions of the amendments, as some language has been updated after the work sessions. The full code amendment package included above contains the most recent proposal, which will be presented to the Planning Commission on October 5.

Overview

​The Salem Planning Commission acts as an advisory commission to the City Council and has a broad scope of concern in promoting the growth and orderly development of the City of Salem. The Commission has adopted a work plan to outline its goals for the next year.

Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 

The Planning Commission is currently meeting virtually. You can watch the meeting LIVE on YouTube if you do not plan to provide testimony: https://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

You may testify at the virtual hearing by signing up in advance, no later than 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. To sign up to please email [email protected] or call 503-540-2315.

You can provide written testimony for any agenda item by emailing written testimony to the Case Manager listed for the case, the Planning Administrator ([email protected]) or the Commission's administrative staff ([email protected]). You can also mail testimony to: City of Salem Planning Division, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 305, Salem, Oregon 97301. We recommend you email comments to ensure receipt before the public hearing.

Special membership requirements:

  • No more than one voting member may be a non-resident of the city
  • No more than two voting members shall be engaged principally in the buying, selling, or developing of real estate for profit
  • No more than two voting members shall be engaged in the same kind of business, trade, or profession

 

Authority: SRC Chapter 6

Number of members: 9

Type of appointment: City Council interview and election

Length of term: 3 years

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Planning Commission Work Plan (2016-2017)Report or Study737 KB
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Salem Planning Commission bylawsDocument182 KB
Salem Planning Commission Work Plan 2018-2019Plan4390 KB
Salem UDC Proposed Zone Changes MapDocument471 KB
Member
Position
Appointment
Term
Term Expires
Brian McKinley05/12/20142nd12/31/2021
Casey L Kopcho01/28/20191st12/31/2022
Chane D. Griggs07/13/20152nd12/31/2023
Daisy E Goebel09/13/20211st12/31/2024
Dan Augustyn07/13/20202nd12/31/2024
Ian LevinRepresentative engaged principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit07/13/20152nd12/31/2023
Joshlene A. Pollock12/15/20142nd12/31/2021
Lisa B Heller02/10/20201st12/31/2023
Michael K Slater02/10/20201st12/31/2023
Meetings
Oct. 05
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Please visit our YouTube channel for viewing: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2315

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 18
Joint City Council and Planning Commission Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.To Be Determined

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Work Session - Our Salem project

View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or CC:Media You Tube Channel

Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected]

Agenda:

October 18, 2021 Joint City Council and Planning Commission Work Session Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

October 18, 2021 Joint City Council and Planning Commssion Work Session Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 19
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Please visit our YouTube channel for viewing: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2315

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 02
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Please visit our YouTube channel for viewing: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2315

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 11
Veteran's Day - Some City offices closed for holiday observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Contact us

Lisa Anderson-OgilviePlanning Administrator
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
Phone: