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City of #SalemOR: Take the Online Survey concerning Riverfront Park Master Plan!

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway!

Take the online survey to say what you think about the three design concepts. Learn more below, or to get the latest news, sign up for the email list.

Riverfront Park is the City’s premier urban event park, located along the Willamette River and in close proximity to businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and other parks and trails.

The park is also home to a number of Salem’s annual events, including The World Beat Festival, 4th of July Celebration, Summer Movies in The Park, Holiday Tree Lighting, and many walk/run events.

The 26-acres of existing parkland is the result of industrial land conversion. Paper, flour, and woolen mills, as well as a coal gasification plant and an auto junkyard formerly occupied the site. Today, it features large grassy areas, an amphitheater, play equipment, a splash pad, and a covered Rotary Pavilion. A dock provides access to the Willamette River and the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler.

Riverfront Park is also home to Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village, and the EcoEarth Globe. It connects to Minto-Brown Island Park by the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge and to Wallace Marine Park by the Union Street Railroad Bridge.

Online Survey

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Call to submit comments & attend “Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force” meeting at #SalemOR Public Library – Feb 6

Call to submit comments & attend…

“Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force”

This is the first of three Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force meetings.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Anderson Room

“Established by Mayor Chuck Bennett, the task force is chaired by Councilor Cara Kaser (Ward 1) and will address specific impacts of homelessness in downtown Salem including trash, health, hygiene, and perceptions of safety. They will work toward identifying specific, measurable, and time-bound solutions that make the downtown inviting and welcoming to all Salem residents and visitors. They will also ensure that solutions equitably address the rights of downtown customers, visitors, businesses, property owners, and individuals experiencing homelessness. The task force will examine applying the same recommended downtown solutions to issues in north Salem.

The Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force comprises individuals with a breadth of experiences and roles in the community. Task force members include city councilors, business owners, service providers, neighborhood association representatives, property owners, residents and advocates for the homeless.

“Additional meetings will be held on Mar. 6 and Mar. 20. All meetings are open to the public and written comments will be accepted. The agendas will not include time for oral comment. Comments can be submitted to the City Recorder’s office by emailing cityrecorder@cityofsalem.net.”

Contact Info:
Kenny Larson
Communications & Community Engagement Manager
City of Salem | City Manager’s Office
555 Liberty St SE, RM 220

klarson@cityofsalem.net | 503-588-6363

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat. Jan. 13th

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Next Meeting:

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Guests:

  • Courtney Knox Busch, City of Salem: The Strategic Plan just approved by City Council
  • Michael Slater: Presentation on the new Salem Corridor Project

Location:
Broadway Commons – 3rd floor meeting room
1300 Broadway St NE
Salem, Oregon

Participate in the #SalemOR Riverfront Park Master Plan Update – Thurs. Jan. 18th

Community Meeting #1

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Pringle Hall | 606 Church St. SE

Tell us your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more!

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway. This beautiful park in downtown Salem has seen a lot of changes since the last master plan was completed back in 2001. Recent improvements to the park include the completion of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and the temporary placement of a seasonal winter ice rink.

To help guide continued improvements to this popular park, we are requesting community involvement in the master plan update to address proposed amphitheater and stage upgrades, potential expansion of the Riverfront Carousel, connections and access to the Willamette River, and the future use of 3.8 acres of additional land at the southeast corner of the park.

Please join in this interactive master planning process.  There are a number of ways to get involved:  ​

Attend this and future community meetings:

​Community Meeting #2

  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Come learn about different alternative design plan concepts for Riverfront Park. At the meeting, you can provide feedback on these alternatives, including your likes and dislikes, and what we’ve learned from the second online survey.

Community Meeting #3

  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Join us for a discussion over the “Preferred Alternative” concept and key design issues.

Visit the Riverfront Park Webpage for continued project updates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Master Plan Page

Contact us

Patricia Farrell | Project ManagerPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

Sign up for mailing list:
Riverfront Park Master Plan

 

Draft Plan Ready! State Street Corridor Plan to Revitalize the Street in #SalemOR

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State Street Corridor Plan to Revitalize the Street

The State Street Corridor Plan project aims to revitalize State Street from 12th to 25th Street into a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use corridor. The project will result in the following:

  • Proposed land use regulations that encourage pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development
  • Proposed alternative street designs that are intended to create a safer, more welcoming environment for pedestrians and bicyclists

“This project is partially funded by a grant from the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program, a joint program of the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

This TGM grant is financed, in part, by federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), local government, and State of Oregon funds.

10/10/2017 Draft State Street Corridor Plan 7389 KB
10/10/2017 Draft State Street Corridor Plan Booklet 13655 KB

City of Salem State Street Corridor Plan Webpage

Participate in the City of #SalemOR Riverfront Park Master Plan Update

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway.

The City would like to hear your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more.

Take our online survey:

“Vision for the Park”

Tell us your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more!

This beautiful park in downtown Salem has seen a lot of changes since the last master plan was completed back in 2001. Recent improvements to the park include the completion of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and the temporary placement of a seasonal winter ice rink.

To help guide continued improvements to this popular park, we are requesting community involvement in the master plan update to address proposed amphitheater and stage upgrades, potential expansion of the Riverfront Carousel, connections and access to the Willamette River, and the future use of 3.8 acres of additional land at the southeast corner of the park.

Please join in this interactive master planning process.  There are a number of ways to get involved:  ​

Attend community meetings:

  • ​Community Meeting #1
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Learn about the Riverfront Park Master Plan Update process and provide your initial input. This meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on existing conditions, opportunities, constraints, and planning priorities.
  • ​Community Meeting #2
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Come learn about different alternative design plan concepts for Riverfront Park. At the meeting, you can provide feedback on these alternatives, including your likes and dislikes.
  • Community Meeting #3
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, March, 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Join us for a discussion over the “Preferred Alternative” concept and key design issues.

Visit the Riverfront Park Webpage for continued project updates.

Contact us

Patricia Farrell, Project Manager
Public Works Department
Mailing address:

555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-6211

 

 

Reminder: #SalemOR Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House – Nov. 30th

Do you have ideas about how to make Downtown Salem’s sidewalks more inviting, exciting, or fun?

We want to hear from you!

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Senator Hearing Room/Courthouse Square | 555 Court St. NE, Salem

Salem residents are invited to attend the Salem Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House.

Those who cannot attend the open house are invited to participate virtually Nov. 30 – Dec. 22 at our online open house.

https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/be-a-part-of-salem-downtown-streetscape-design-plan.aspx