NOTICE OF MEETING
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Salem Planning Board will be held on
Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
**via remote participation**
in accordance with Chapter 107 of the Act of 2022.
Bill Griset, Chair
Every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so on matters not requiring a public hearing, we will post on the City of Salem’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Individuals may participate remotely in the meeting via a remote participation platform called Zoom. Members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting may access the remote participation meeting through any one of the following ways:
Watching the Public Meeting:
Go to the website link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87460376527?pwd=R3ZHWW9wM3k3QXRtSTAzWWdPWVF6dz09 or
Go to the website link www.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID # 874 6037 6527, followed by meeting password 999036, if directed to do so on screen, or
Dial toll-free phone number 877-853-5257. When prompted enter meeting ID #
874 6037 6527, followed by meeting password 999036 if directed. Those dialing in only will not have access to the direct video feed of the meeting, but can follow along with the project materials available for download at this link (https://cityofsalem1.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/PlanningBoard/Eiex2VK4lulDiqWr...) or
Watch the meeting live on Salem Access Television Channel 22.
Providing Public Comment During the Meeting:
Members of the public attending this meeting virtually will be allowed to make comments during the portion of the hearing designated for each agenda item. Members of the public will be asked to use the virtual “Raise Hand” function in Zoom to indicate that they would like to provide comment.
Dial *9 on your phone’s dial pad to raise your hand if you are using the toll-free phone number.
Click the “raise hand” button if you are using the Zoom application on your computer or phone.
For each agenda item, the moderator will identify attendees with raised hands by their screenname or the last 3 digits of their telephone number and will then unmute them. The moderator will then request that the attendee unmute their device to provide their full name, address, and comment for the record.
The moderator will go down the list of attendees in the order presented by the Zoom application. The attendee list is ordered so that phone numbers are first, followed by an alphabetical list of the screen names of attendees accessing Zoom through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Anyone that speaks about an issue unrelated to the agenda items will be immediately muted.
Providing Public Comment Before the Meeting:
Members of the public can alternatively email their comment before the start of the meeting to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Familiarizing Yourself with Zoom
We encourage members of the public to install and familiarize themselves with Zoom in advance of the meeting
If you plan on providing public comment and are logging into this meeting via the Zoom application, please test your speakers and microphone ahead of time. If we have trouble hearing you when you speak, we will move on to the next person and try to return to you later in the list. If this happens, we recommend that you call the toll-free number to access the meeting and provide your comment.
The zoom meeting will open 15 minutes before the start of the meeting to allow participants to connect and practice with the audio and raise hand functions.
Location: 73 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 430), 75 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 431), 85 & 87 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 432), 89 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 433), 315 Derby Street (Map 34, Lot 444), 9 Peabody Street (Map 34, Lot 232), and 15 Peabody Street (Map 34, Lot 435)
Applicant: North Shore Community Development Corp (NSCDC) and North Shore Community Health Center (NSCHC)
Description: A continuance of a public hearing for all persons interested in the application of North Shore Community Development Corp (NSCDC) and North Shore Community Health Center (NSCHC) for the property located at 73 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 430), 75 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 431), 85 & 87 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 432), 89 Lafayette Street (Map 34, Lot 433), 315 Derby Street (Map 34, Lot 444), 9 Peabody Street (Map 34, Lot 232), and 15 Peabody Street (Map 34, Lot 435) for a Site Plan Review, Planned Unit Development special permit, Drive-Through special permit, and Flood Hazard Overlay District special permit for a project in the Entrance Corridor Overlay District in accordance with the following sections of the Salem Zoning Ordinance: Section 9.5 Site Plan Review; Section 7.3 Planned Unit Development; Section 6.7 Drive-Through Facilities; Section 8.1 Flood Hazard Overlay District.
The above properties will be improved through a collaborative joint venture between NSCDC and NSCH. Specifically, the applicant proposes a project that will consist of three buildings, two of which will occupy the corner at Lafayette and Derby, and a third at the nearby site at 9 Peabody. At 73 Lafayette St., applicant proposes a 6-story mixed-use building with commercial space on street level and 19 units of 100% affordable, supportive housing for the elderly above. Along Derby St., applicant proposes a new approximately 41,500 sf community health clinic. At 9 Peabody St., applicant proposes 29 additional age-restricted units and a small gallery and commercial space. Additional site improvements include improvements to the underlying culvert, the harbor walk, and Peabody Street Park, the latter two of which the applicant would be responsible for ongoing maintenance.
Location: 250 and 260 Highland Avenue (Map 8, Lots 117 and 118)
Applicant: Laine Chase Trustee 250 Highland Ave Reality Trust
Description: Endorsement of a plan believed not to require approval under the Subdivision Control Law (ANR).
Updates from Staff
Receive and File: Receive and File Chapter 91 License Application Notification of the project located at 435 Lafayette Street
Receive and File Chapter 91 License Application, Notice of Project Change for the project located at 200 Fort Avenue (Recreational Fishing Pier, Salem Willows Park)
Open Space & Recreation Plan Update: Notice of Public Forum and Online Survey
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the December 15, 2022, Regular Planning Board Minutes
Approval of the December 19, 2022, Special Planning Board Minutes
Persons requiring auxiliary aids and services for effective communication such as sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, or print material in digital format or a reasonable modification in programs, services, policies, or activities, may contact the City of Salem ADA Coordinator as soon as possible and no less than 2 business days before the meeting, program, or event.