The Action Plan is a multi-year plan to incent private development and plan needed infrastructure to support redevelopment in the commercial and industrial areas of the West Salem Urban Renewal Area (URA).
Several properties within the West Salem business district are underutilized today, and the zoning regulations that apply to the area are a cumbersome patchwork of zones that reflect previous land use patterns and do not accommodate the range of uses that are desired today.
The Action Plan recognizes that the West Salem business district consists of three distinct areas:
- Town Center: This area is located east of Wallace Road and south of Taybin Road and has a broad range of public and private services.
- Employment Area: This area is situated between Patterson Street and Wallace Road and is home to manufacturing businesses with a rich West Salem history.
- Main Street Area: This area has a linear downtown feel with the buildings facing the street west of the Employment Area along Edgewater and 2nd Streets.