West Salem Neighborhood Association

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Founded in 1975, the West Salem Neighborhood Association serves as a forum for neighbors to come together to create the community where you want to live. The association seeks to involve neighbors in local government planning and decision-making. If you live, work, or own property in West Salem, you are invited to join the conversation.

West Salem Neighborhood Association, in the northwest part of the city, is bordered by the Willamette in the southeast and is located in Polk County. The business districts of West Salem are located on Edgewater Street and Wallace Road.

Contact us

Chair: Mike Freitas ([email protected])

Land use chair: Steve Anderson ([email protected])

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About your neighborhood

Police district: 5

Parks: Audubon Nature Reserve, Brush College, Chandler Nature Area, College Heights, Eaglesview, Eola Ridge, Grice Hill, Orchard Heights, Straub Nature, Wallace Marine Park & Sports Complex, West Salem, Minto-Brown Island Park

Schools: Brush College Elementary, Chapman Hill Elementary, Harritt Elementary, Kalapuya Elementary, Myers Elementary, Straub Middle, Walker Middle, West Salem High, Riviera Christian School

Resources

Neighborhood Services CoordinatorIrma Dowd[email protected]503-540-2303
City Councilor for Ward 1Virginia Stapleton[email protected]503-399-7801
City Councilor for Ward 8Jim Lewis[email protected]503-399-7808
West Salem Neighborhood Association Goals (2019-20)Document9/21/20202779 KB
West Salem Urban Renewal PlanPlan7/10/2019920 KB
West Salem Neighborhood Association BylawsDocument10/16/2017208 KB
West Salem URA OverviewDocument3/21/2017459 KB
West Salem Neighborhood PlanMaster Plan2/14/20171319 KB
West Salem URA Redevelopment Grant ProgramDocument172 KB
West Salem Redevelopment Grant ApplicationApplication or Form224 KB

Meetings

Meetings are held the third Monday at 7 p.m. See the calendar for specific dates.

If you want to speak at a neighborhood association meeting, contact the chair.

​Agendas and minutes

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Calendar
Mar. 15
West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Mar. 25
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. Please email [email protected] for Zoom meeting access.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

Apr. 19
West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Apr. 22
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. Please email [email protected] for Zoom meeting access.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

May 17
West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Notices

Upcoming planning hearings, land use hearings, and other notices that affect this neighborhood are listed below. You can also view land use applications in your neighborhood on the Salem Land Use Applications dashboard.

  
  
  
  
  
  
Salem Demographics
  
3/19/2021 5:00 PMSubdivision1020 Arthur Way NWPlanning AdministratorWard 1; West Salem
3/15/2021 5:00 PMClass 2 Driveway Approach Permit / Class 2 Adjustment1900 Block Glen Creek Road NWPlanning AdministratorWard 8; West Salem
12/31/2020 5:00 PMClass 3 Site Plan Review / Class 2 Adjustment1776 Titan Dr NWPlanning AdministratorWard 8; West Salem
12/14/2020 5:00 PMSubdivision, Urband Growth Area Preliminary Declaration, Class 2 Adjustment2230 Doaks Ferry Rd SWPlanning AdministratorWest Salem; Ward 7
12/1/2020 5:30 PMClass 3 Design Review / Class 3 Site Plan Review / Class 2 Adjustment220 Kingwood Ave NWSalem Planning Commission12/1/2020West Salem; Ward 1
8/20/2020 5:30 PMCode AmendmentHistoric Landmarks Commission8/20/2020Ward 1; Ward 2; Ward 3; Ward 4; Ward 5; Ward 6; Ward 7; Ward 8; Central Area; East Lancaster; Faye Wright; Grant; Highland; Lansing; Morningside; Northeast Neighbors; North East Salem; Northgate; North Lancaster; South Central; Southeast Mill Creek; South East Salem; South Gateway; Sunnyslope; Southwest Association of Neighbors; West Salem
5/13/2020 5:30 PMNon-Conforming Use / Site Plan Review650 2nd St NWHearings Officer5/13/2020Ward 1; West Salem
 

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