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 Beal Bank was the lender on the redevelopment of the 1.85 million-square-foot campus and 45 surrounding acres. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "J.C. Penney has moved out of its Plano headquarters," 21 Nov. 2020 The hope is that the new look will promote redevelopment, improve traffic circulation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create safer conditions for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "El Cajon Boulevard streetscape improvements continue," 19 Nov. 2020 The redevelopment's Phase Iwould cover 45 acres and involve more than 1,500 housing units, spread across 14 new five-story buildings, plus the old mall's ground-level retail spaces where about 250 lofts would be constructed. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Same name, very different future for Northland mall site," 19 Nov. 2020 But the new City Hall also is a central part of the city’s downtown redevelopment plan, which was adopted in 2016. Stephen Hudak,, "New Ocoee City Hall part of vision for growing city’s future," 17 Nov. 2020 The seminary already had plans to sell a portion of its campus, including Stub Hall, for redevelopment into affordable, market-rate and senior housing. Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, "Ramsey County looking at opening temporary winter shelter at Luther Seminary dorm," 17 Nov. 2020 Jonathan Malsin is principal at Beam Development, which worked with the city on the Burnside Bridgehead redevelopment. oregonlive, "Portland strives to deliver on promise of equitable development with Broadway Corridor project," 21 Oct. 2020 Work on the redevelopment began in May and is expected to be complete in late 2021, the company said. Lee Roop |, al, "Developers revitalizing Huntsville cotton mill to add food, beverages, stores," 1 Oct. 2020 On April 30, 2019, Sakia Fletcher, 37, attended a meeting on the campus of the school, which is predominantly attended by Black students, intending to criticize Cumbo for her stance on the redevelopment of the Bedford Union Armory. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Brooklyn Dem got student suspended as revenge for public criticism, lawsuit claims," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of redevelopment

1830, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Redevelopment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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