Salem to make Boise site decision

Salem to make Boise site decision

Salem City Council is slated to make one of the most hotly contested decisions on the city's downtown in years.

No vote was taken Monday on an apartment developer’s requests for traffic and fire protection easements across Riverfront Park property. City councilors instead decided to leave the record open for written comments until their Sept. 9 meeting.

The easements would allow access to a 3.8-acre portion of the former Boise Cascade site, where the apartment project would be built.

Backers of the Residences at Riverfront Park say the $17 million apartments development depends on the council granting easements, but a contingent of Salem residents expressed concerns that the developer’s plan will degrade a premier park.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.