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) and, from your software, open the file that is saved on your computer.

Restoration of the Jean Missud Bandstand on Salem Common

Salem Shuttle Studies

Municipal and Religious Reuse Special Permit Ordinance

Community Development Block Grant FY16-Present

Outdoor Vending Drafts

Salem Willows Park Restoration

Imagine Salem

Bertram Field

    Palmer Cove Park

    Forest River Park Pool

      Salem Bicycle Master Plan (October, 2018)

        Collaborative for Hope: New Strategies to Address Homelessness in Salem

        What's Happening on Highland?

        Downtown Salem Retail Plan

              Draft Adaptive Reuse Zoning Overlay District

              Salem Community Food Assessment

                Urban Land Institute Salem Strategic Assistance Panel

                Ryan Brennan Memorial Skate Park

                Superior Court & Commissioners Building Reuse

                  Boston Street Roadway Improvement Project

                  Salem District Court Redevelopment

                    Bridge/Boston Street Complete Streets Enhancements (MassWorks Funded)

                    Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP)

                    Derby Neighborhood Envision 2020

                      Collins Cove Living Shoreline

                      Dickson Memorial Chapel Restoration

                      Lafayette Park Project

                      289 Derby Street - Powerpoint Presentation 12/5/16

                      Proposed Flood Map Revisions

                      Common Fence Restoration Summary

                      Point Corridor Overlay District

                      South Salem MBTA Platform

                      Charter Street Cemetery Restoration Project 2016

                      Universal Steel Redevelopment

                      2015 Historic Preservation Plan Update

                      Smart Growth Zoning (40R) Public Meeting Presentation 12/1/15

                      Forest River Conservation Area Trails Assessment

                      Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center & Multi-Family/Retail Development - Council Presentation 7/16/15

                      Artists' Row Visioning

                      Winter Island Trail & Fort Pickering Restoration

                      Grove Street Improvement Project

                      SSU North Campus Garage

                      Point Neighborhood Planning

                      Open Space and Recreation Plan

                      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.

                      Mary Jane Lee Park Renovation

                      Community Development Block Grant FY12-FY15 

                      Salem Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment & Action Plan Final Draft 2014

                      Salem Port Expansion Project

                      Footprint Salem Harbor Station

                      Salem Public Art Master Plan

                      Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Improvements

                      • Phase Two Plans, May 2013
                      • 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

                      All comments and questions should be directed to George Doherty by email. Click here for the survey form.

                      Bridge Street Neck Neighborhood

                      Gateway Cities Presentation of February 13, 2013

                      Salem Common Fence Restoration Plan, March, 2012

                        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

                        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"
                        • St. Joseph's Redevelopment Project Plans, Sept., 2010
                        • 8/19/10 Planning Board Presentation
                        • St. Joseph's Parcel Reuse Study, 2005

                        Additional information on the project, including the Draft Supplemental 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

                        Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan 2011 Update

                        Peabody-Salem Corridor Concept Action Plan

                        MAPC Brownfields Coalition Program 2010-2012 - Presentation

                        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

                        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

                          Point Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey and Preservation Plan

                          North River Canal Corridor Plan

                          Older Plans

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