Salem Public Hearing - Consolidated & Action Plans for US HUD
- City Hall Annex 98 Washington Street Salem, MA 01970 (map)
On 12 September 2019, the Salem City Council created a new section (Section 6.11) in our zoning ordinances entitled “Municipal and Religious Building Reuse.” The Mayor approved it shortly thereafter. Section 6.11 creates a special permit process allowing for the possibility of certain buildings being converted to one or more uses listed in the section. There is still some anxiety floating around Salem about Section 6.11, so we’d like to do a deep dive, especially because an earlier map-based version of this policy was the one ordinance that the LWV-Salem steering committee endorsed this year.
Acronym stew from last night’s meeting: HDIP, TIE, ADU. Read on to learn about what this all means for Salem housing. The council did not move a single thing forward that would help the housing issue last night.
Yesterday, news broke that the House had passed the education funding bill we’ve been watching so closely, but it is different from the one that was passed in the Senate. So, what does that mean?
The Ordinances, Licenses & Legal Affairs committee (OLLA) met last night to fine-tune the details in the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance that was voted for first passage at the 10 October city council meeting.
Stacia Kraft: Ward 2 Write-in Candidate Information
TL:DR The council voted for first passage of the zoning ordinance to amend restrictions on accessory dwelling units, which are currently only available for use by family members
LWVS and the Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association are very pleased to announce the moderator of the 15 October candidate forum for Ward 1 city councilor. Our moderator will be Richard Test of Danvers.
If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
Image of the Friendship in a Blizzard courtesy of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. These sites are managed by the National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. This image is in the public domain. Credit: National Park Service.
Image of Nathaniel Hawthorne statue is US public domain. Courtesy of Wikimedia. Credit: Daderot.