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.


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 used to establish the Urban Renewal Agency.

What's Happening
Feb. 19
Urban Renewal Agency Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 22
Board and Commission Appointments Committee meeting 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 25
Urban Renewal Agency Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 28
Downtown Advisory Board12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Mar. 06
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.West Salem Library
395 Glen Creek RD NW
Salem OR 97304

Contact us

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