re·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌrē-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce redevelopment (audio) \

Definition of redevelopment

: the act or process of redeveloping especially : renovation of a blighted area urban redevelopment

Examples of redevelopment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The soil scandal has forced the site’s developer, Lennar spinoff FivePoint, to shift the schedule of the massive redevelopment effort. J.k. Dineen,, "Navy releases plan to retest part of San Francisco shipyard after botched cleanup," 15 June 2018 Sanggyedong was one of many Seoul neighborhoods that came under aggressive redevelopment efforts pushed by a military dictatorship that bid for the Olympics out of desire to gain political legitimacy. Washington Post, "Evictees from SKorea’s 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings," 10 Mar. 2018 Closing arguments began Monday, July 9, in the corruption trial over an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion, with a prosecutor alleging a cover-up by defendants. Washington Post, "2 political corruption trials unfold in same NYC courthouse," 11 July 2018 The proposal coincides with the continuous redevelopment plan for additional stand alone restaurants and retail spaces on the Sears parcel at Brookfield Square. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Outback Steakhouse plans move to Brookfield Square," 13 June 2018 The site of the former Erlanger Showcase Cinemas is being prepped for a $50 million redevelopment. Melissa Reinert,, "What's coming to vacant Showcase Cinemas site in Erlanger? Coca-Cola," 28 June 2018 Preston Gardens park, which separates St. Paul Street from St. Paul Place, recently underwent a $6.75 million redevelopment. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Car flips over, lands in fountain of newly redeveloped Preston Gardens park in downtown Baltimore," 19 June 2018 Next, plans are in the works to begin a 110-room hotel redevelopment rising 100-feet high in 18 to 20 months under the Hotel RL brand. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the week: Cossaboom Family YMCA to get new use as gym and self-storage project," 14 June 2018 Tenants could be moving into City Club Apartments, a large mixed-use redevelopment in the Crossroads, as quickly as next summer. Allison Kite, kansascity, "City Club's mixed-use project approved for historic Hereford House site," 6 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'redevelopment.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of redevelopment

1830, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about redevelopment

Statistics for redevelopment

Last Updated

11 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for redevelopment

The first known use of redevelopment was in 1830

See more words from the same year

Comments on redevelopment

What made you want to look up redevelopment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!