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.
Sign up to get email updates about the project and learn about opportunities to get involved.
Our Salem Webinar Set for April 8
Join us for a webinar at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 to hear about different options for how Salem could grow.
During the webinar, you will:
- Learn about four options or scenarios for growth and hear how they were developed
- See how the scenarios compare to each other
- Get a chance to ask questions
To learn more about how join, see the
In addition to the upcoming webinar, we are continuing to engage the community in the Our Salem project by asking for your input through
an online survey in
Fall Public Workshops and Online Mapping Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in our public workshops and online mapping exercises in the fall. You can check out the
results online . You can also view the presentation slides or watch a recording of the presentations online.
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.