Salem Notice of Adopted Amendment (2006-09-01)
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The City of Salem has adopted a new Urban Renewal Area, along with the accompanying Urban Renewal Report and Urban Renewal Plan to activate the McGilchrist Urban Renewal Area (TJRA). The McGilchrist LIRA is approximately 403 acres in size and is located in southeast Salem. The project area is primarily an industrial area and is characterized as blighted and underdeveloped. One of the primary causes for the blight and underdevelopment of this area is inadequate infrastructure and access. The McGilchrist URA will enable the City to widen McGilchrist St SE, improve and signalize major intersections, install new curbs and gutters (storm drainage) sidewalks and street lighting for pedestrian safety, and improve public transportation access and service. Once improved, it is expected that vacant property will developed due to improved access and existing businesses are more likely to expand or redevelop their sites, with these activities resulting in greater employment opportunities and econ omic activity in Salem.