Hearing Set for Climate Mitigation for Large Parking Lots

Posted on September 17, 2023

The Salem Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 19, at 5:30 p.m., on a proposed code amendment to require climate mitigation for large parking lots. The hearing will be at Council Chambers at the Salem Civic Center, 555 Liberty Street SE. The code amendment is proposed to comply with new state requirements of the Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities rulemaking process and recently-approved State legislation aimed at allowing single-room occupancy housing more broadly.

Proposed code amendment updates to the Unified Development Code (UDC) include:

  • Require climate-related mitigation when developing new parking lots that are more than one-half acre in size
  • Allow existing parking lots citywide to be converted by a public agency to park and rides
  • Allow single-room occupancy housing in all residential, commercial, and mixed-use zones

Questions or comments? aross@cityofsalem.net or 503-540-2431.

Read the Planning Commission Staff Report

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