re·de·vel·op | \ˌrē-di-ˈve-ləp \
redeveloped; redeveloping; redevelops

Definition of redevelop 

transitive verb

: to develop again especially : redesign, rebuild

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Other Words from redevelop

redeveloper noun

Examples of redevelop in a Sentence

The city has plans to redevelop the neighborhood. The city has plans to redevelop. We need to make sure that these problems don't redevelop.
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In recent years, significant change has been underway, as county officials and area leaders work together to revitalize and redevelop the area. Michael Candelaria,, "Pine Hills Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 The hotel is near Spaghetti Junction, the convergence of I-285 and I-85 north of Atlanta, an area that has been redeveloping in the past few years but still faces shuttered, dilapidated properties and aging apartment complexes. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "Lawsuit: DeKalb motel ignored 1,500 crimes in area before man’s death," 5 June 2018 Both have been active in the debate over Mesa’s Mormon Temple redeveloping in a historic district. azcentral, "Election 2018: Here's who wants to run your Valley city," 1 June 2018 Here's our Nasty 9 Courses repurposed as green space are an easier sell to neighbors than redeveloping them for new residential neighborhoods or commercial buildings. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Going out of business, golf courses become prime redevelopment targets," 5 July 2018 Wauwatosa's Community Development Authority, which owns the the long-vacant building at 6330 W. North Ave., is looking to redevelop it, perhaps for affordable apartments or mixed use. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wauwatosa looks to transform long-vacant building into affordable housing, mixed use development," 28 June 2018 In 2015, Homesense Heating and Cooling acquired the building and spent more than $1 million to redevelop it into Refinery 46, a co-working space for home service providers such as electricians and plumbers. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Double 8 grocery stores: Here's what they are now," 1 May 2018 The land bank is hoping those who buy the properties will redevelop them in ways that meet community needs, by creating amenities like public gardens, play lots and basketball courts. Corilyn Shropshire,, "Cook County selling nearly 3,200 vacant lots to encourage redevelopment," 1 May 2018 In the Milwaukee area, those include Boston Store locations at downtown’s redeveloping Grand Avenue mall and Bayshore Town Center, in Glendale. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dilliard's department store chain could enter Milwaukee area by buying Boston Store sites," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of redevelop

1835, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of redevelop

: to change the appearance of an area especially by repairing and adding new buildings, stores, roads, etc.

: to happen or develop again

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