Urban Renewal Agency

The Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is a separate municipal corporation responsible for governing Salem’s seven urban renewal areas. With assistance from three advisory boards, the Agency Board provides direction and approval for projects and programs to invest in and improve specific geographic areas of the City.

In Salem, the Urban Renewal Agency Board (Agency) is constituted by the Mayor and City Council with the Mayor acting as Chair. The City Manager serves as the Executive Director of the Agency.

Staff support is provided by the Urban Development Department through an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Salem.

Meeting schedule

The Agency meets in Council Chambers following the Council meeting on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and as needed on the forth Monday of the month.

Detailed information about Agency meeting times, dates, and locations is shown in the calendar. You can access meeting agendas online. Watch the meetings live on CCTV, channel 21, with replays during the week, or stream the meeting live or in archive form online.

Rules

URA Rules are adopted by the Agency and provide guidelines and procedures for its meetings. The rules provide for the order of agenda items at URA meetings, public comment, voting at meetings, and procedures for public hearings.

Other helpful resources you can access include the functions and role of the City Council and URA and ways you can participate in a City Council or URA meeting.

Resolution

Resolution used to establish the Urban Renewal Agency.

What's Happening
Sep. 04
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Advises the Agency Board on conservation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment matters within the West Salem Urban Renewal Area.

Agenda:

Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6178

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 05
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

The NGRAB advises the Urban Renewal Agency on conservation, rehabilitation and redevelopment matters within the North Gateway Urban Renewal project area.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6178

This is an open, public meeting at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 09
Urban Renewal Agency6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

​URA Agenda for September 9, 2019

Phone: 503-588-6097

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 02
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Advises the Agency Board on conservation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment matters within the West Salem Urban Renewal Area.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6178

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 03
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

The NGRAB advises the Urban Renewal Agency on conservation, rehabilitation and redevelopment matters within the North Gateway Urban Renewal project area.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6178

This is an open, public meeting at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Contact us

Urban Development Department
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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