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Update #8

Leefort Terrace Community Workshop Follow-up and What’s Next

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent virtual Leefort Terrace Story of Place and Site Plan Review Community Workshop. If you missed the event, you can view the slides from the presentation here and the full recording of the meeting here.

At the meeting we were happy to be able to introduce the management and resident engagement teams at Beacon Communities. We also were excited to share our findings from our in-depth Story of Place creation including what we heard from many residents, community members and city officials. From the core themes of the Story of Place we developed Design Principles that served as the guideposts in the creation of the site plan and programming for the redeveloped Leefort Terrace.

We appreciated hearing from participants with both their positive feedback and concerns and will continue to work with the community to harmonize our development plans with the natural and social systems that make Leefort Terrace, the surrounding neighborhoods and Salem unique. You can find the link to the site plan here and a description of the site plan and programming here.

We will be in touch again after the New Year with the date for our next community meeting that we will schedule in mid- to late-January to show the initial concept for the design of the buildings. We will continue to listen to the community then and there will be additional opportunity for community input as we move into our permitting process in the coming months.

In the meantime, our coUrbanize site at is your reference for accurate information about project plans. We have added a Frequently Asked Questions section that you can find here, which responds to many of the questions we have received. We'll be adding information to the coUrbanize site our plans progress. 

Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the feedback section.