DRAFT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN FOR CENTER OF SALEM NEIGHBORHOOD NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE - Check it out in our publications page and send us your comments/questions!
We held a public review session with our planners on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7pm at Tri-County Community Services Building to Review Draft Neighborhood Plan for this "Oak to Olive" neighborhood. About 50 attended (during the Phillies playoff game even!) This plan is for the purpose of obtaining funds to directly help this neighborhood and is sponsored by the Salem Main Street Program. Any questions please contact our office at 856-935-8800.
Hosted by Keith Campbell, President of Stand Up For Salem, the Finlaw Building dedication on Friday, May 22nd was a moving milestone for the Salem Main Street Program/Stand Up For Salem, the City and County of Salem and the entire South Jersey Region. At hand to speak were Campbell, New Jersey State Senator Stephen Sweeney, Assemblyman John Burzichelli, former Assemblyman and current NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, Salem County Freeholder Director Lee Ware, Salem City Mayor Earl Gage and SUFS Board member Rev. Dr. H. Holland Fields Jr.
It was a beautiful day, the building was decorated with throwback patriotic buntings and banners and a spirit of hometown pride was in the air, thanks partially to the patriotic music played by Salem American Legion Band.
The beautifully restored 1891 facade has been preserved and the brand new infill development - anchored by State offices and the Salem County Motor Vehicles Commission is open for business.
The completion of this project owes much to countless Salem Main Street volunteers, City of Salem partners and the State of New Jersey who will be the major tennant. The Finlaw building and parking Garage is owned by Stand Up For Salem Inc. and is the new home of Salem County New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, New Jersey Public Defender's office and Salem County Improvement Authority.
The Finlaw project is a major milestone in the Salem Main Street Revitalization Master Plan, adopted in 2004 is the Redevelopment plan for downtown Salem in partnership with the City of Salem. The master plan outlines cluster development to fully revitalize the center of Salem City with activity and commerce.
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