CATEGORIES: Community / Urban Design / City Planning / Landscape / Civic Space Design, Development
LOCATION: Salem, Massachusetts
The Point Neighborhood is the densest neighborhood in the City of Salem. Over the past decades, while $1billion in investment has transformed downtown Salem into a hip hub of the North Shore, the Point had seen virtually no investment, public or private, to speak of. As a result, in 2013, an interdisciplinary team comprised of the City of Salem, North Shore CDC, the Point Neighborhood Association and over 300 residents worked together to create an American Planning Association-award winning planning document called “The Point Neighborhood Vision and Action Plan “(PNVAP).
Since its implementation, the Point Neighborhood has witnessed over $45 million in public and private investment, including $250,000 in public art. In addition, other $44 million are under way to be completed in 2020. In 2017, the area was positively mentioned in local and international acclaimed news media such as The Boston Globe, Juxtapoz Magazine, New England Design Magazine, the Peabody-Essex Museum member newsletter, and more.