The proposed Costco on Keubler is the first of several massive developments now in the planning stage that will, if completed, take up twice the size of the entire Woodburn Outlet.

The best way citizens can have a say in this project, which would drain economic activity from downtown and dramatically impact traffic for thousands living in South Salem, is by immediately contacting the City at apanko@cityofsalem.net and requesting to be kept informed of developments.

Once the city determines the developer’s application is complete, which may happen shortly, those people who requested it will be notified and, along with any other member of the public, have 2 weeks to comment.

Only those who have requested notification or commented in the two week period – will have standing to appeal the matter in the future.