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


West Salem Redevelopment Grant Program

Enterprise Zone Tax Incentive
To encourage the creation of new industrial and manufacturing jobs for the community.

Opportunity Zones

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Contact us

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