Brooks-Hopmere Community Plan Open House set for March 2

Posted on February 26, 2020

Salem, OR – The community is invited to attend the Brooks-Hopmere Community Plan Open House, the first public meeting for the Brooks-Hopmere Community Plan. The meeting will include an overview of the update process, the current status of the project, and future growth and development scenarios for the community.

The open house will be March 2, 2020, from 4:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Chemeketa Community College – Brooks, Building #2, Room 102A, 4910 Brooklake Rd., Brooks, OR 97305.

The Brooks-Hopmere community spans the Marion County communities of Brooks and Hopmere. The community is generally defined by River Rd. NE to the west and 57th Avenue to the east. Brooklake Road runs through the entirety of the community and includes the Brooklake/Interstate-5 interchange.

The Brooks Hopmere Community Plan, adopted in 2000, established policies and included an inventory of existing conditions and designated Brooks-Hopmere. In the 20 years since adoption, there have been some significant changes in the community.

Marion County is working with a team of consultants to conduct the first phase of a Brooks-Hopmere Community Plan update, which will reassess existing conditions of land use, transportation, and infrastructure in the community and establish a vision for the future and potential strategies to achieve the vision. The future vision will be based on the evaluation of several potential future growth scenarios that are guided by input from community residents, business, and property owners. The result of the study will be a preferred growth scenario and recommendations for how to achieve it.

Three future growth and development scenarios that represent varying levels of growth, will be presented at the meeting. The scenarios were developed based on discussions with stakeholders of the community, including, but not limited to, residents, business owners, and employees. Community members are invited to learn more about this process and provide feedback. A preferred growth scenario will incorporate and consider community feedback.

The project website contains up-to-date information on the plan: www.brooks-hopmere.com. For more information about the project, please visit http://www.brooks-hopmere.com or contact Jason Schneider, Economic Development Coordinator, Marion County, at (503) 589-3227 or Jschneider@co.marion.or.us.

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