Thank you to the more than 100 people who attended the September 14 public meeting. The meeting focused on land use and street design options for State Street. Meeting participants voted on different concepts throughout the meeting, and the results are included in the presentation, which can be found here.
To get an update on the project, click here to watch a video featuring Stakeholder Advisory Committee member TJ Sullivan. Sign up here to get email updates on the project.
The Salem Connection, the City’s monthly news show, featured the State Street Corridor Plan project in March. Watch the video by clicking here. City Councilor Chuck Bennett recently talked about the project on KMUZ. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.ABOUT THE PROJECT
The State Street Corridor Plan project aims to revitalize State Street from 12th to 25th Street into a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use corridor by recommending land use and transportation improvements. The project will result in: 1) Proposed land use regulations that encourage pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development, and 2) Proposed alternative street designs that are intended to create a safer, more welcoming environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. Proposed land use regulations will not affect the Court Chemeketa Historic District.
The project builds off of the work done by Northeast Neighbors (NEN) and Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA) in the adopted NEN-SESNA Neighborhood Plan. It also advances City Council’s economic development goal and strategies.The City has hired a consultant team led by Parsons Brinckerhoff to help with the project. A stakeholder advisory committee and technical advisory committee have been formed to provide guidance and direction throughout the planning process. The City and consultant team will seek input from the public through a variety of means, including public meetings, interviews and a survey.The project kicked off in August 2015 and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2017. The State Street Corridor Plan project is partially funded by a grant from the Transportation and Growth Management Program, a joint program of the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.http://www.cityofsalem.net/StateStreetCorridorPlan