A parcel of land owned by the town of Salem for about 50 years could soon be sold for development if a warrant article passes in March.
Selectmen voted on Jan. 7 to create the ballot item asking voters for the authority to sell a 7.7-acre piece of property on Keewaydin Drive.
In February 2011, a long-awaited project to connect Keewaydin Drive and Stiles road was re-approved. According to the town projects website, the drive extension will open up 30 acres for development.
Town Manager Keith Hickey said that a developer has an interest in building on the 7.7-acre property.
The property is land-locked by Interstate 93.