Yesterday, April 18, 2018, I attended the final Salem Streetscape Project open house. The Walker Macy project consultants, along with City of Salem staff, shared the results of numerous meetings, two previous open houses, and online surveys about how the sidewalks in downtown Salem could be made more attractive and people-friendly.
Scroll down for photos of the boards that were displayed at the open house, along with my commentary under each photo. I'm enthused about the potential of this project, which now is entering a final design phase. Additional feedback will be solicited on the streetscape elements. Then in the fall, the City Council, acting as the Urban Renewal Agency board, will make a final decision on what should be constructed, and when this will happen.