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Studies and Reports
The following studies and reports are currently available for download.  For larger PDF files, it is recommended that you right click on the link, save the document to your computer, open the software program (i.e. Adobe, Powerpoint) and, from your software, open the file that is saved on your computer.

Artists' Row Visioning

Winter Island Trail & Fort Pickering Restoration

Grove Street Improvement Project

SSU North Campus Garage

Point Neighborhood Planning

Open Space and Recreation Action Plan
• 2015 Recreation Facility Needs Assessment & Master Plan/Open Space & Recreation Plan Update:

Lead Mills Conservation Area Design - Please be advised that this document is not a construction plan for the Lead Mills site.  Rather than determine exactly what will be built, it sets a vision to help guide selected incremental improvements to be implemented as funding and need permits.

Community Development Block Grant FY12-Present

Salem Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment & Action Plan Final Draft 2014

Salem Port Expansion Project

Footprint Salem Harbor Station
Click here for AECOM Findings, March 7, 2013
Click here for Sasaki Findings, March 7, 2013
Click here for the Footprint Salem Harbor Station Presentation of Feburary 26, 2013

Salem Public Art Master Plan

Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Improvements
• The SRA approved the conceptual plan for pedestrian mall improvements.  More detailed design plans will be submitted and reviewed by the DRB.  Click here for the conceptual plan. 
Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Study

Click Here for the Bertram Field 4/9/13 Public Meeting Presentation

Salem Commuter Rail Station
Click here for the Salem Intermodal Station Public Meeting Presentation of 6/19/13
Click here for the Pedestrian and Bike Access Study
Click here for the Pedestrian and Bike Access Study Presentation
Clickhere for the Salem Intermodal Station Public Meeting Presentation of 3/20/13
Click here for the Salem Intermodal Station Public Meeting Presentation of 11/13/12
Click here for the Salem Intermodal Station Public Meeting Presentation of 6/26/12
Click here for the Salem Intermodal Station Public Meeting Presentation of 4/9/12.
Click here for the Transportation Study, November, 2011
Click here for the Salem Intermodal Station Public Meeting Presentation of 2/16/12.
 All comments and questions should be directed to George Doherty at  Click here for the survey form.

Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood
Click here for the Bridge Street neck Zoning Report
Click here for the District Local Technical Assistance grant for Bridge Street rezoning
Click here for the Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood Historic Properties Survey Final Report (2010/2011)
Click here for the Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood Master Plan page

Superior Court & Commissioners Building Reuse

Renovation of Salem Probate & Family Court

Proposed Legacy Park Planned Unit Development Documents

North River Canal Corridor Transportation Study
The Department of Planning and Community Development is working with consultant Fay, Spofford & Thorndike on a study examining the impacts of redevelopment projects in the North River Canal Corridor (NRCC) and exploring potential transportation improvements in the area. 

Splaine Park Renovation

Salem Downtown Renewal Plan - Click Here

St. Joseph's Redevelopment
Click here for photographs of the St. Joseph's Parish Complex
Click here for the Draft Memorandum of Agreement dated 11/15/11
Click here for the Memorandum Documenting DHCD's Consideration of Means to Avoid or Minimize Effects on Historic Properties dated 11/8/11, cover letter to Consulting Party dated 11/8/11 and Legal Notice dated 11/11/11.
Click here for a 8/29/11 PDF containing a letter and:
        *Planning Office for Urban Affairs Memorandum dated 8/17/11, "Consideration of Alternatives, St. Josephs' Redevelopment"
        *Planning Office for Urban Affairs Presentation dated 8/17/11, "St. Joseph's Redevelopment: Consideration of alternatives to avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties; Report to the Salem Historical Commission
        *Structures North Consulting Engineers' Report dated 3/21/05, "St. Joseph's Complex"
Additional information on the project, including the Draft Supplimental Case Report, is available for view at the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development.  For questions or comments regarding Section 106 Review, please contact Paul Silverstone AIA, Architect/Environmental Officer, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, 617-854-1718,

Salem Harbor Power Station Site Assessment Study

Community Development Block Grant FY05-FY11
FY07 Action Plan (831K PDF)

Winter Island Master Plan

Lafayette Street Improvements Project

Furlong Park Project

Salem Comprehensive Parking Plan, July, 2010

5 Broad Street Reuse Feasibility Study

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

Click Here for the Neighborhood Preservation District Study - 2008

J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center Documents

15 Peabody Street Park

Misc. Posted 2008

Old Town Hall

Misc. Posted 2005-2007

Downtown Salem Retail Plan

Point Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey and Preservation Plan

North River Canal Corridor Plan
Project Overview (651K PDF )
Planning Process (217K PDF )
Vision (132K PDF )
Master Plan (117K PDF )
Implementation (84K PDF )
Transportation (177K PDF )
Market Summary (33K PDF)

Older Plans

Fort Lee and Fort Pickering Conditions Assessment, Cultural Resources Survey, and Maintenance and Restoration PLan, 2003: Pages 1-88, Pages 89-130

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