The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Salem and Hollywood Renewal, LLC created a vibrant mixed-use development in the North Gateway Urban Renewal Area. The project site, bound by Portland Road (east), Brooks Street (west), Pine Street (north) and Highland Ave NE (south) included new opportunities for home ownership in the area, a state-of-the-art Salem senior center (Center 50+), and unique and supportive neighborhood retail and office uses.
Together, these projects were a much-needed catalyst for redevelopment of this northern entryway into Salem.
Construction of the new senior center, Center 50+, at the corner of Portland Road and Highland Avenue, on the Agency-owned property called Hollywood Station, was completed October 2008.
The new 30,000 square foot facility has allowed for program expansion such as: the Wood Shop, Computer Lab, Lapidary, development of new programming such as the Wellness Center, and leasable space for senior service organizations.
Construction began in October 2007. The project was funded with proceeds from the sale of the existing Senior Center and a grant from the Urban Renewal Agency.
Town Homes and Retail
Local developer, Hollywood Renewal LLC, constructed 24 town homes just north of the senior center parcel and a two-story, 23,000 square foot commercial building, with retail and office space next door.
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