OUR SALEM WORKSHOPS: Update!

What's our vision for the future?

Note: All future workshops postponed! Dear REALTOR® and Affiliate Members ,


Those of you that were in attendance at our March General Membership meeting, heard an update from Holly Sears, Willamette Valley Governmental Affairs Directorregarding the joint partnership between the Home Builders Association, SEDCOR, The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS ® and the City of Salem on the Our Salem Workshops . Many of you have participated in the joint Our Salem Workshops, giving valuable input regarding the City of Salem Area Comprehensive Plan- input which will help guide development in the Salem area. Since we are unable to host these in person workshops until the foreseeable future, we are asking that you take a minute to participate in the online survey put together by the City of Salem. The survey questions reflect ideas the community has provided through previous workshops, surveys, meetings, events, and discussions that began last year.

Please contribute your input for the future of our city!


Survey (English)

Encuesta (Español)


From the City of Salem: Our Salem- Planning for Growth

March Public Workshops Rescheduled The public workshops on the  Our Salem project  planned for March 16th and 17th are to be rescheduled. The City of Salem is following Governor Brown's guidance, and we can't guarantee the safe minimum distance of six feet between individuals given that the workshops were intended as community-wide events.  We are continuing to engage the community in the Our Salem project by asking for your input through an online survey in  English  and  Spanish. 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. Read more here.

The Our Salem project started in 2018 with a look at existing conditions and how Salem could grow under current policies. That first phase resulted in a report card that evaluated whether Salem is headed in the right direction. Check out this  story map  to see what we did and what we learned. Sign up to get email updates about the project. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Eunice Kim ekim@cityofsalem.net 503-540-2308.

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