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Council to Consider $45M Downtown Project

The Salem News is reporting that a City Council subcommittee voted Thursday night to declare a downtown lot surplus so that it can be sold.

A City Council subcommittee decision Thursday night has set the stage for a full council discussion regarding a Somerville developer's plan to construct a $45 million development in downtown Salem, the Salem News is reporting.

The company, RCG, is hoping to building a five-to-six story building on the block surrounded by Washington and Dodge streets with space for retail, offices, housing and a hotel.

At Thursday's meeting, subcommittee members voted to declare the lot a surplus, which means the property can now be sold if City Council members give the project a green light, according to the Salem News article.

City Council members are expected to discuss the issue at their next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 28. 

What do you think of the proposal? Let us know in the comments section below.

Carolyn Costain February 22, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Every time I see in the news "a changing the face of Salem project" the words "Salem gone wild" comes to mind. I am not against "all" new projects but i am against the ones that deface the antiquity of a quaint nostalgic City that all the tourist come to see. "If they wanted to see modern buildings and cruise ships and wind turbines?" They can look, right in their own back yard! Pretty soon Salem will become just a place to "read about" but not worth the money to go see.

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