re·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌrē-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt \

Definition of redevelopment

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

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John Gumpert, owner of Camden Management Partners, is working on redevelopment plans for the huge complex at 929 Riverside Drive. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Thompson Awarded $170,000 Brownfield Remediation Grant," 10 July 2018 But not all golf course redevelopment plans go so smoothly. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Going out of business, golf courses become prime redevelopment targets," 5 July 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Inside the building, Braun’s redevelopment plans include creating 25,000 square feet of collaborative office space for lease to small- and mid-sized tenants. Katherine Feser, San Antonio Express-News, "Century Building on Loop 410 sells to Houston firm," 29 June 2018 The town is also prepping to unveil a comprehensive redevelopment plan this fall to guide the Heritage District's future development. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Gilbert sells for $8.1 million," 26 June 2018 Inside the building, Braun's redevelopment plans include creating 25,000 square feet of collaborative office space for lease to small- and mid-sized tenants. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Braun Enterprises takes redevelopment formula to San Antonio with latest purchase," 26 June 2018 The city purchased the building in 1997 with plans to put it on the real estate market as part of its downtown redevelopment plans. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Batavia to sell 1870s-era downtown building to kitchen and bath design firm," 19 June 2018 Lozman, 56, claimed he was arrested out of retaliation for his actions against the city's redevelopment plan. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "First Amendment victory is Florida man's second at Supreme Court," 18 June 2018 In May, CBL Properties announced the first phase of redevelopment plans for Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky. Sheila Vilvens,, "Are changes coming to Eastgate Mall?," 7 June 2018

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1830, in the meaning defined above

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