West Salem Zone Code Clean-up

​The West Salem Zone Code Clean-up intends to streamline zoning regulations in certain areas along Edgewater Street NW, 2nd Street NW, and Wallace Road NW by removing overlay zones and creating single zones that contain more flexibility for residential, commercial, and mixed-use development. The project seeks to implement the recommendations from the West Salem Business District Action Plan, consistent with earlier studies of the area.

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City Council Approves Amendments

​The City Council voted to approved the West Salem Zone Code Amendments at their April 23, 2018 meeting, and the ordinance will go into effect in mid-June. Thank you to all members of the community who participated in this planning effort.

4/23/2018
Public hearing - April 23

​On Monday, April 23, the Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on whether to adopt the West Salem Zone Code Clean Up. On March 20, the Salem Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council adopt the proposal.

4/11/2018
Public Hearing on the Proposed Code Amendments

​The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the West Salem Zone Code Clean-Up on March 20, 2018, at 5:30pm. For more details see the public hearing notice or the public hearing staff report.

3/5/2018
Refined Draft Zone Code Changes Now Available For Review

​Draft zoning code language for the the three proposed zone districts is now available for review:

SRC Chapter 525 - West Salem Central Business District Draft

SRC Chapter 535 - Edgewater/Second Street Mixed Use Corridor Draft

SRC Chapter 556 - Second Street Craft Industrial Corridor Draft

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the proposed zoning code language.

City staff are meeting with affected property owners and other stakeholders throughout January to discuss the draft language. 

1/3/2018
Continued public outreach and refining the draft zone code changes

​City staff are continuing to meet with residents, businesses, community groups, and other stakeholders in November and December. The feedback from this outreach, together with the comments received at the October 18 Public Meeting, will be incorporated into a refined draft of the zone code changes to be available by the end of the year.

11/15/2017
First draft of zone code changes available for review

A first draft of the zone code changes is now available for review. This draft will be explained and discussed at the upcoming October 18 Public Meeting.

10/2/2017
Stakeholder meetings

City staff met with stakeholders in the West Salem area, including property owners, residents, businesses, and the West Salem Neighborhood Association to gather input for the draft zoning changes. 

3/28/2017
4/23/2018City Council Staff Report and Ordinance6071 KB
3/20/2018CA18-01 Hearing Notice139 KB
3/9/2018SRC Chapter 525 – West Salem Central Business District Draft (March 2018 Update)321 KB
3/9/2018SRC Chapter 556 – Edgewater/Second Street Mixed-Use Corridor Draft (March 2018 Update297 KB
3/9/2018SRC Chapter 556 – Second Street Craft Industrial Corridor Draft (March 2018 Update)227 KB
3/9/2018West Salem Zoning Draft Ordinance4539 KB
2/28/2018Edgewater/Second Street Mixed-Use Corridor Fact Sheet420 KB
2/28/2018Second Street Craft Industrial Corridor Fact Sheet352 KB
2/28/2018SRC Chapter 525 - West Salem Central Business District Draft287 KB
2/28/2018SRC Chapter 535 - Edgewater/Second Street Mixed Use Corridor Draft255 KB
2/28/2018SRC Chapter 556 - Second Street Craft Industrial Corridor Draft226 KB
2/28/2018West Salem Central Business District Fact Sheet469 KB
1/23/2018West Salem Zone Code Clean-up: Summary of Public Outreach85 KB
11/7/2017Planning Commission work session presentation1982 KB
11/3/2017West Salem Zone Code Changes Summary Draft - 11-03-20171830 KB

The West Salem Business District Action Plan is a multi-year plan to incent private development and plan needed infrastructure to support redevelopment in the commercial and industrial areas of the West Salem Urban Renewal Area (URA).

Several properties within the West Salem business district are underutilized today, and the zoning regulations that apply to the area are a cumbersome patchwork of zones that reflect previous land use patterns and do not accommodate the range of uses that are desired today.

The Action Plan recognizes that the West Salem business district consists of three distinct areas:

  • Town Center: This area is located east of Wallace Road and south of Taybin Road and has a broad range of public and private services.
  • Employment Area: This area is situated between Patterson Street and Wallace Road and is home to manufacturing businesses with a rich West Salem history.
  • Main Street Area: This area has a linear downtown feel with the buildings facing the street west of the Employment Area along Edgewater and 2nd Streets.

Contact us

Tory BanfordProject ManagerUrban Development Department
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301