|Yup, that's 1968!|
|Not sure if this was actually a beer for sale,|
but it doesn't matter
It's neat, actually, to see the continuity in branding on a product that is central to our identity as a city in the Willamette Valley and as an agricultural producer.
The labels and future of the cannery were top of mind when I saw the City had posted an update on the student project for the Second Street undercrossing, part of the West Salem Business District Action Plan:
|Final proposal in plan view (updated with Goodwill)|
UO SCI project, Salem Undercrossing Study
|The idea of a below-grade plaza just doesn't seem likely|
or actually this vibrant; it seems more like a dead space.
(in pink, upper right of plan view above)
And is Oregon Fruit really going anywhere?
If I have misgivings about the whole undercrossing concept, it's that the other stuff around it seems like too much wishful thinking, and so it is difficult to know how seriously to take the undercrossing proposal.
It would be terrible for the undercrossing and opening of Second Street to depend on the departure of a business or to get bogged down in overoptimistic visions for the future.
If we do the undercrossing, it will help galvanize redevelopment here, but it will probably take a different form and will arise piecemeal and more organically.
In any case, the City has announced meetings for July:
- July 1 - Special WSRAB Meeting to discuss Action Plan, West Salem Library 7:30 AM
- July 2 Salem Chamber Governmental Affairs presentation, Salem Chamber 7:00AM
- July 13 - City Council Chambers - Work Session, 5:30PM
- August 10 or 24 - Urban Renewal Agency's consideration of the Action Plan report/recommendations (this will be a staff report on the Agency Board agenda)
|The back label is even better!|