It's really hard to pick a side when you look at the need for jobs. But then you look at the neighbor's point of view. Loss of Grove of oak trees, much more traffic and congestion. This battle has been going on for nearly 13 years between developers and residents of this South Salem neighborhood. Sadly for some, happily for others, the light is green and the shopping center and Costco will move forward.
Here is the rest of the story. courtesy of the Salem Statemen Journal