West Salem Urban Renewal Area


West Salem Urban Renewal Area (URA) was established to eliminate blight and depreciating property values within the 453 acre project area.

The objectives of the West Salem URA include:

  • Upgrading the existing building stock
  • Improving the auto, pedestrian, and bicycle circulation system
  • Enhancing streetscape
  • Conserving open spaces
  • Promoting new quality housing opportunities for a range of household incomes

​Assessed values and key projects were determined when the urban renewal district was established. Project plans are subject to change at the direction of the Urban Renewal Agency.


Assessed value at creation: $141,630,333
Current assessed value: $202,002,667
Return on investment: $55,748,404
Total bonding capacity: $31,000,000
Projects: Wallace Marine Park River Access Trail, Edgewater Pedestrian Safety and Access, 2nd Street NW Road Improvements, Way-finding Signage, Zone Code Clean-Up

​Plan documents

West Salem Urban Renewal Plan920 KB
West Salem URA Overview459 KB

​Advisory information

Contact us

Tory BanfordProject ManagerUrban Development Department
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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