Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weigh in on Keizer Station Area C

(Keizer Station Area C)

The Keizer Planning Commission meets tonight to talk about Keizer Station. If you want to learn more, or have an opinion:
DATE AND TIME OF HEARING: Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

LOCATION OF HEARING: Keizer City Council Chambers, Keizer City Hall, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Anyone desiring to speak for or against the proposal may do so in person, or by representative, at the public hearing or may submit written comments with the Keizer Community Development Department prior to the public hearing.
Here's what it currently looks like:

(Existing Conditions)

Is the area economy really best served by concentrated car storage, the restricted mobility choice it entails, and the kinds of stores it serves? (To be fair, Cherriots is building a transit center nearby, but really...)

Update, January 23rd, 2015

Part of new proposal for the southwest corner
From the paper today:
Anchoring those new changes? A 160-unit senior living retirement facility to be managed by Bonaventure Senior Housing.

Mountain West, which is partnering with Bonaventure in the development application, is also proposing 180 multi-family apartment units to be built alongside the senior living facility.

"These will be market-rate apartments," said Brian Moore, director of real estate with Mountain West. "It's not low-income housing. We're excited for this opportunity to do what we think is a very attractive project in our home, meaning the Salem/Keizer community."

The new proposal starts with the senior living facility and the multi-family units. The idea is to develop the property in phases and add infrastructure to the rest of Area C that would later support commercial and mixed-use retail space.

The plan still includes allocated square footage for the larger format store once feared to be a Walmart. But in the new application, the proposed space is limited at 80,000 square feet.


Daniel Evans said...

Hey Eric,

Thanks for covering this. I have also covered it on my blog (and I don't mince words about it:-) at:

Also, Keep Keizer Livable is working to stop this poor development. Here is their web site:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Glad you're staying on top of it!

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Very interesting news:

"Come the end of June, Roth’s grocery store in Keizer will close its doors.

Michael Roth, president and CEO of Roth’s Fresh Markets, said the store already was losing money and faced increased competition. A company survey determined the store’s sales would not be sufficient to continue operating “after a Walmart SuperCenter is built in Area C at Keizer Station and Target adds fresh groceries,” Roth said in an email....

In December, the Oregon Court of Appeals let stand an opinion and order issued by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. The decision ordered the city to make changes to the Area C Master Plan of Keizer Station."