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Downtown developments

Progress cited for various locations and projects

 

July 27, 2022

Scott Swanson

Sweet Home Community and Economic Development Director Blair Larsen shows a copy of an Oregon-focused site selection magazine featuring an advertisement for Sweet Home.

The demolishing of the former bank building-turned video store last month to make room for a long-anticipated Taco Bell got Sweet Home residents' attention.

Then, in the last week, the former Santiam Drug store, just north of the Taco Bell site, came down.

Despite often-heard public perception that not much progress is being made in Sweet Home's downtown area, more is happening.

Since the beginning of 2020, more than 30 commercially zoned properties have exchanged hands. But when Sweet Home Community and Economic Development Director Blair Larsen earlier this month hosted a meeting of dow...



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