SALEM GOVERNMENT Salem updates construction fees to add parks, help transportation Salem builders will pay about $2,000 more to the city to build a new, single-family home. That money is used for parks, roads and other infrastructure. By Troy Brynelson -- Salem Reporter February 26, 2019 at 7:31am Read this article for free. Sign up for a free trial. It’s fast and easy. No credit card needed. Log in if you have a subscription. Want to skip the trial? Subscribe. If you are a human, ignore this field Looks like you already have an account. Log in.