What's our vision for the future?
How do we want Salem to grow and develop? What goals do we have? How can we improve our community?
The City is in the midst of a multi-year project to update the
Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides development in the Salem area. This is a big project, so it has been broken into phases.
The City has wrapped up the first phase and is now starting community-wide visioning. During the summer of 2019, City staff will be out and about, starting a community conversation about future growth and development in Salem. What thoughts, concerns, and ideas does the community have for the future?
The City expects to conduct community-wide visioning throughout 2019 and into 2020. This will include a variety of public engagement activities, including public workshops, outreach at community events, stakeholder interviews, surveys, and more.
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October Public Workshops
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Our Salem public workshops in October. If you missed the workshops, you can provide input through our
Online Workshop. For Spanish, click here. (Para español, haga
clic aquí .) You can also view the
presentation slides or watch a recording of the presentations below.
What did we do in the first phase?
The first phase, Our Salem: Today, focused on examining the existing conditions of the city – our vital signs – and evaluating difference scenarios for how Salem could grow under current policies. Check out this
story map to see what we did and what we learned.
The first phase resulted in a report card that evaluates whether we're heading in the right direction given current policies. It also resulted in a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. All this work is informing critical discussions and decisions about future growth in the city.