North Downtown Waterfront Development: Building Design Proposals


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During the Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 academic terms at the University of
Oregon, twelve students in an architecture studio course worked with the City
of Salem to develop twelve different architectural programs and designs for the
redevelopment of Salem’s North Downtown Waterfront.Proposals include a Salem river research center, brewpubs, museums,
recreation centers, hotels, and housing. A river research center has the potential
to draw tourism to the area and to provide a home for new and innovative
research. Brewpubs would provide another form of attraction, fitting in to the
current industrial feel of the area. Museums and civic attractions can provide a
complement to the downtown commercial district, and higher-density housing
will help support any potential new businesses. This wide range of project types
displays the great potential of the site as a whole.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Sustainable City Year Program Contact Info
Megan Banks
Sustainable City Year Program Manager
(541) 346-6395

University Faculty Contact
Nico Larco

Local Government / Community Contact
Courtney Knox

Urban Development Senior Project Manager

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