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Grassroots non-partisan coalition of Salem homeowners, renters &

small business owners who share concerns about the impact of overdevelopment & gentrification.

WHAT WE DO

2021

MARCH

Initiated a Temporary Moratorium by the city council for development in our coastal floodplains & wetlands until our ordinances are amended. 

Alerted neighbors & preservation advocates of new proposal for Norman & Crombie Streets

FEBRUARY

Published information on percentages of  increased pollution for Footprint Power Plant

 

Discovered records of contamination for Overlook Acres, Developers withdraw proposal

JANUARY

Created this organization & website

Rallied neighbors for 5 Harbor Street development, letters submitted and development withdrawn

Featured in the Salem Evening News

Guest appearance on Salem Now Part 2

2020

NOVEMBER

Guest appearance on Salem Now Part 1

Protest at the Salem train station 

OCTOBER

Initiated a petition banning construction on our wetlands & flood plains which has gathered close to 2,000 signatures to date

Engaged local preservationists on proposed design for Norman & Crombie Streets

First press in the Lynn Daily Item

SEPTEMBER

Solicited letters from SAFE & the Conservation Law Foundation regarding construction on the wetlands of the Overlook Acres project. New designs have buildings out of the buffer zone. 

Invited to participate in TAP meeting regarding development at Salem High School

AUGUST 

Organized a city sign campaign

with 400+ signs & banners place throughout Salem

Alerted neighborhood to development plans at Lee Fort Terrace

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE'VE DONE

NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH

Develop new community leadership
which stands for the interests of the residents.

Bring citywide attention to the “affordability gap” in new housing by retargeting the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance to serve Salem residents.

Educate & organize residents regarding our flood plains, wetlands & green spaces.

Aid tenant organizing to keep people in their homes & in their community.

Preserve the historic fabric of our community with policies that support infrastructure
& residential historic preservation.

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"Hardworking generations before us saw fit to preserve the beauty of Salem and now we invite you stand with us as stewards for future generations."