Old Town Hall & Artists’ Row Assessment

City of Salem Capital Needs Assessment


Salem, MA

Project type

Higher Ed / Historic


City of Salem

Completion Date


Project Overview

DREAM Collaborative worked with the City of Salem to complete an assessment of the Old Town Hall and Artists Row business and tourist area, which includes the historic Town Hall building and six seasonal non-weatherized buildings that are used as artist retail and restaurant space.

The assessment included a baseline of existing conditions, the development of a capital needs and prioritization list for capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and repairs. Also included in the project was a business plan and market viability study for the area of how the space could be optimized, which informed the priorities for the capital needs plan. DREAM also completed initial studies for the first potential renovation projects the City could pursue.

Key Features

  • Provided report with a list of capital improvements, and priorities with associated cost estimates
  • Creation of a business plan for the proposed use of the space
  • Priority Studies for small repairs/renovations