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Major renovations wrapping up at Salem Heights

September 1, 2023

Salem News story

By Dustin Luca | Staff Writer

SALEM — The dust is settling on a $45 million renovation project on one of Salem's most visible properties. Two years of construction is wrapping up at Salem Heights, a 281-unit, two-building affordable housing complex off Pope Street. The towers at 12 Pope will now have new heating and cooling systems servicing every unit, building-wide internet access free to residents, and more...

Salem Heights was first built in 1973, with 283 units of affordable housing that represented about 15% of the city's affordable housing stock when POAH came to the table in 2003.

This year, the property is 50 years old and one of 131 properties in the company's portfolio of more than 13,000 housing units. Just in time to celebrate Height's 50th, units throughout the building have been updated with new features — most notably centralized heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that heat or cool each unit independently. Previously, units were cooled by air conditioners built into the walls.

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