Viking Village: Affordable Housing Project Begins Construction
We are pleased to announce that construction has started in Salem on our multifamily affordable housing project, Viking Village, for Community Development Partners. The project includes master planning, a complete renovation of a 10-building apartment complex, and the addition of a new community center. The builder is LMC Construction.
The 4-acre site required an overhaul of the pedestrian experience; paths and common areas had fallen into disrepair and were subdivided by two parking lots. As part of a new urban and landscape master plan, the central lawn will be restored to unite all ten buildings and new amenities such as outdoor kitchens and recreation areas will be added for the shared use of the residents.
An important new feature of the campus is the addition of a community center and garden at the heart of site. The community center acts as a gateway to the garden, providing indoor gathering spaces and tool storage on either side of a large sheltered outdoor room. The center and garden will create new indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for residents to socialize and children to play daily, and also for the first time, a large-scale event space with room for everyone to gather.