The Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board has identified a few City-owned properties that may be feasible for new housing.

56 Memorial Drive

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In 1948, the Salem City Council authorized the Salem Housing Authority to reassign honorably discharged veterans of WWII any municipally owned land at the Fort Avenue location. As a result, the highlighted lots were sold for $15 each to honorably discharged veterans. The red outline depicts 56 Memorial Drive, which is still owned by the City of Salem.

The preliminary thinking is that the land might be able to accommodate single family starter homes and/or affordable townhouses.