Join our Webinar on Proposed Housing Code

Amendment May 28

Join us for a webinar on Tueday, May 28 to learn about an upcoming proposed code amendment that aims to promote housing development in Salem.

The proposed code amendment encourages the development of a variety of housing types and implements changes in State rules and law. Examples of proposed changes include:

  • Allowing small mixed-use buildings more broadly in Salem
  • Allowing middle housing on small lots zoned for multifamily housing
  • Establishing a streamlined historic design review process for new housing
  • Revising minimum densities to align with State rules
  • Allowing adjustments to design standards in several zones
  • Allowing commercial buildings to convert into housing in compliance with State law

Webinar Details

The webinar is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. You can join the webinar on Zoom on your computer or by phone:

You can watch the webinar live on YouTubehttps://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Next Steps

The Historic Landmarks Commission and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing on the proposed code amendment on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Salem Civic Center, 555 Liberty Street SE. A staff report with the full proposed code amendment will be available here prior to the public hearing.