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City Shops – Rezoning Land Use Application

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Online Open House on the Application for Rezoning City of Salem Shops Complex

The City of Salem is applying to rezone city-owned land parcels that house the City Shops in Southeast Salem. This effort is being completed ahead of planned site redevelopment.

  • Location: Parcels North of Oxford Street SE between 20th Street SE and 23rd Street SE
  • Proposed Rezoning: The City proposes rezoning parcels currently zoned as Industrial Commercial (IC) and Industrial General (IG) to a Public Service (PS) designation and changing the City of Salem Comprehensive Plan Map to reflect the change in zoning.
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Benefits of Rezoning

This proposed change will ensure the design and planning review process adheres to one set of development standards. This will make the design and review process more efficient and enable us to create a cohesive, aesthetically pleasing design across the entire complex.

Future Site Development

Once rezoning is approved, any future redevelopment will need to apply for additional land use approval. Planned site redevelopment includes a City Shops Complex which would:

  • Replace old and inadequate City Shops facilities
  • Bring shop facilities up to modern seismic and building code standards
  • Consolidate Public Works Operations in one location
  • Provide attractive landscaping, buffers, and setbacks for the neighborhood
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The City of Salem wants to hear from you about the proposed rezoning for a new City Shops Complex. Please review the information provided to learn more, then offer your input:

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Hear more about the proposed rezoning from Public Works Department Staff at the

September Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm

SESNA Public Meeting Information

Rezoning Project Information

The City of Salem is applying to rezone city-owned land parcels that house the City Shops in Southeast Salem. This effort is being completed ahead of planned redevelopment of the 7.6-acre parcels located North of Oxford Street SE between 20th Street SE and 23rd Street SE.

Current Zoning

The properties that comprise the City Shops Complex are currently zoned as a mix of Industrial Commercial (IC), Industrial General (IG) and Public Service (PS).

Each zoning designation triggers different development standards that regulate lot dimensions, setbacks to streets and other structures and zones, lot coverage, building heights, and landscaping requirements, among other things.

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City Shops Photo Tour

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Gate 22

Gate 22

Gate 22

Gate 21

Gate 21

Gate 1

Gate 1

Gate 12

Gate 12

Unused Parcel (Image 2)

Unused Parcel (Image 2)

Unused Parcel (Image 1)

Unused Parcel (Image 1)

Material Storage

Material Storage

Vehicle Storage

Vehicle Storage

Building 2

Building 2

Building 3

Building 3

Oxford & 23rd

Oxford & 23rd

Rezoning Proposal

The City proposes rezoning the IC and IG designated properties to the PS designation and changing the City of Salem Comprehensive Plan Map to reflect the zoning change.

PS Designation Rezoning Benefits

  • Improves design and review efficiency by using one set of development standards
  • Creates a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing design for redevelopment of the City Shops Complex
  • Improves the traffic flow patterns in the neighborhood
  • Enables the City to add consistent landscaping and infrastructure upgrades to the neighborhood

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Traffic Impacts of Rezoning

The City of Salem engaged DKS Associates to do an independent analysis of the traffic impacts associated with the proposed zoning change to make sure that rezoning would be in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 660-0112-0060, the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR). This rule is intended to ensure that future land use and traffic growth is consistent with transportation system planning and does not create a significant effect on the surrounding transportation system beyond currently allowed uses.

Highest Traffic Generating Land Uses by Zoning Type

HIGHEST TRAFFIC GENERATING LAND USESEXISTING ZONING:
GENERAL INDUSTRIAL (IG)
EXISTING ZONING:
INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL (IC)
PROPOSED ZONING:
PUBLIC SERVICE (PS)
EATING/DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTSPERMITTEDPERMITTEDPERMITTED
RETAILPERMITTEDPERMITTEDPROHIBITED
OFFICEPERMITTEDPERMITTEDPERMITTED
DAYCAREPERMITTEDPERMITTEDPERMITTED
WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTIONPERMITTEDPERMITTEDPROHIBITED
MANUFACTURINGPERMITTEDPERMITTEDPROHIBITED
OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICESPROHIBITEDPERMITTEDPERMITTED

Traffic Study Findings - No Significant Traffic Impacts

The traffic study showed that the proposed zoning change would address TPR requirements.  The rezoning is expected to reduce traffic impacts for parcels 3, 4 and 5 and is not expected to have significant impacts on parcels 1 and 2.  See the map below for an overview of the parcels and traffic impacts.

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Parcels 1 and 2
Rezoning not expected to have significant traffic impacts

Parcels 3, 4 and 5
Rezoning expected to significantly reduce traffic impacts

Proposed Redevelopment Phases

Once rezoning is approved, any future redevelopment is required to apply for additional land use approval.

The City has redevelopment plans for the City Shops Complex that will:

  • Replace old and inadequate City Shops facilities
  • Bring facilities up to modern seismic and building code standards
  • Consolidate Public Works Operations in one location
  • Provide attractive landscaping, buffers, and setbacks for the neighborhood

Redevelopment Phases: Phase 1

The first phase of the proposed redevelopment is scheduled to begin in 2021. It involves the construction of a new 30,000 square-foot, 2-story Public Works Operations building.

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Future Phases

Future phases will include expansion of the new Public Works Operations building and the systematic replacement of older buildings with new facilities, parking, landscaping, and infrastructure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rezoning for City of Salem Public Works City Shops

Proposed Future Development

Contact Information

Luke Gmazel, PE
Senior Project Manager
City of Salem | Public Works Department

555 Liberty St SE, Suite 325, Salem  OR  97301-3513
lgmazel@cityofsalem.net | 503-339-4247

 

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