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Update #6

Leefort Terrace Story of Place


Virtual Community Workshop


Join us on Thursday December 16, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm


Zoom Information 

Join by Computer or App: https://zoom.us/j/99026376006

Or Join By Phone: (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID: 990 2637 6006 


Salem Housing Authority and Beacon Communities are excited about re-engaging community members around the redevelopment of Leefort Terrace. Please join us at our upcoming virtual Community Workshop.


Based on feedback received during initial community engagement efforts surrounding the preservation and reconstruction of LeeFort Terrace, we have begun a regenerative planning approach. Working with Regenesis Group, the approach focuses first on developing a Story of Place, seeking to deepen our understanding of the many social and ecological interrelationships that make LeeFort Terrace, its immediate surroundings, and Salem unique. We are aiming to harmonize with these natural and social systems as we move from our understanding of place to inform the project. 

Various stakeholders have recently shared their perspectives with us on what makes Salem unique and what might be missing. At this workshop we will present the feedback received to-date and share the resulting Story of Place and initial design principles derived through the process of developing the Story of Place. We will review the development program and site plan options that reflect those principles.

Taking the feedback we hear at the workshop into account, we will then make modifications to the Story of Place, the development program, and to the site plans. We will use this refined understanding of place, to develop the massing and elevations of the building or buildings, which we will present at subsequent meetings in January. 


We will also spend some time introducing our team from Beacon Residential Management.


Hope to see you on December 16th!