The City Council will receive a report from its OLLA Committee on a proposed strengthening of our demolition-delay ordinance. The proposal would define “demolition” as removing 50% of certain essential components of a building, and it would extend the timelines for consideration based on the age of the building: 6 months for buildings 50 years old, 12 months for buildings between 50 and 99 years, and 18 months for buildings over 100. It will greatly enhance our ability to protect and preserve Salem’s historic architecture.
You can express your support for such measures by writing to the Council: CityCouncilors@salem.com.
Meeting link and details:
https://www.salem.com/city-council/agenda/city-council-regular-meeting-july-15-2021