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Urban Redevelopment

September 23, 2020, 8am PDT
A controversial summer has finally claimed the grand ambitions for a waterfront site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Politico
September 9, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Philadelphia has a new, highly anticipated plan for a valuable site on the Delaware River waterfront.
WHYY
September 3, 2020, 8am PDT
The local councilmember is seeking a rezoning from commercial to residential in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, but local community members say the development will be priced out of their range.
WHYY
August 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Detroit officials have been trying to find a new life for the former site of the Michigan State Fair for a long time. Amazon will fill the void, according to a redevelopment proposal announced last week.
Detroit Free Press
August 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Or a historic preservation fight, 34 years in the making, depending on your perspective.
Queens Daily Eagle
August 5, 2020, 11am PDT
A truly ambitious, and thoroughly innovative development, project in St. Louis will adapt a former hospital facility to house numerous nonprofit and neighborhood investment organizations.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 15, 2020, 12pm PDT
The story is similar in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Cincinnati, and Boston: scenes of widespread destruction—the fires, looting, and property damage of civil unrest—sow the seeds for redevelopment and gentrification.
The New York Times
July 14, 2020, 9am PDT
The lawyers for Breonna Taylor accuse police in Louisville of acting on behalf of a redevelopment plan led by the city with funding support from the federal government.
Louisville Courier Journal
Blog post
April 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Demolition can be a lot of fun for the people holding the sledge hammers and swinging the wrecking balls, but demolition is serious business with a large number of significant social and environmental consequences.
Kayla Matthews
February 13, 2020, 12pm PST
A former industrial site on the edge of Portland, Oregon's urban core is planned with major urbanism ambitions.
UrbanLand
February 3, 2020, 12pm PST
A massive new development at the former site of a polluting power plant is moving forward in the City by the Bay.
Curbed San Francisco
January 23, 2020, 8am PST
Real estate and investment experts see more and more urban parking lots as attractive locations for redevelopment—usually for multi-family residential buildings.
The Investor
December 23, 2019, 7am PST
A skyline-changing pair of towers are proposed for for the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 3, 2019, 9am PST
An architecture critic writes about plans for a key intersection in North Philadelphia: "By all means, straighten out the street and make it safe, but keep the twists and turns that make this an authentic Philadelphia place."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
September 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
St. Louis University is helping stabilize the neighborhood located near its medical campus—instead of expanding the campus into property it owns around the campus, it is building houses to sell.
St. Louis Public Radio
September 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
It's last sporting tenant departed in 2017, and the District has large redevelopment plans for the site, but the decision to finally raze RFK Stadium has only recently been made official.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The Chicago Tribune says the city of Chicago can't be trusted with tax increment financing (TIF), so it's time for a do-over.
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Covington plan was already in line to receive massive subsidies from the city of Baltimore. Now the plan will be the beneficiary of the new federal Opportunity Zone program as well.
ProPublica
October 11, 2018, 10am PDT
The Detroit project was slated to become a massive sports and entertainment district. After five years, little has changed.
The Guardian