Urban Development Department

​​Urban Development staff administers programs and services that promote awareness of economic and community development programs, services, and economic incentives offered by the City of Salem and Urban Renewal Agency (URA); leverages (URA)/City funds against available area sources for economic development activities; and works with economic development partners and the development community to actively promote investment in the Salem community.

Aerial view of downtown Salem from West Salem

© 2010 Ron Cooper

In addition, the Department:

  • Invests in economic empowerment for individual prosperity and small business growth
  • Issues commercial loan and grant programs
  • Performs real property management, acquisition, sales, and leasing services for the City
  • Manages downtown parking services and revitalization
  • Manages Salem’s Municipal Airport
  • Provides loans and grants to finance activities that create emergency, transitional, and permanent affordable rental housing for low and moderate income families in Salem and Keizer
  • Allocates funds to non-profits who provide emergency services to homeless and families at-risk of being homeless
  • Functions as the liaison to:
    • Community organizations
    • Businesses
    • City Council
    • Agency Board appointed advisory groups

Contact us

Urban Development DirectorUrban Development Department
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

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