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.

Salem Bicycle Master Plan (October, 2018)

Downtown Salem Retail Plan

Draft Municipal and Religious Reuse Overlay District Zoning Ordinance

Imagine Salem Report

Shuttle Bus Feasibility Study

Palmer Cove Park

Draft Adaptive Reuse Zoning Overlay District

Salem Community Food Assessment

What's Happening on Highland?

Urban Land Institute Salem Strategic Assistance Panel

Ryan Brennan Memorial Skate Park

Superior Court & Commissioners Building Reuse

Forest River Park Pool

Boston Street Roadway Improvement Project

Salem District Court Redevelopment

Collaborative for Hope: New Strategies to Address Homelessness in Salem

Bridge/Boston Street Complete Streets Enhancements (MassWorks Funded)

Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP)

Derby Neighborhood Envision 2020

Community Development Block Grant FY16-Present

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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