re·​de·​vel·​op·​ment ˌrē-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce redevelopment (audio)
: the act or process of redeveloping
especially : renovation of a blighted area
urban redevelopment

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web San Francisco’s Black population has shrunk from 13 percent in 1970 to about 5 percent today, driven first by cycles of redevelopment and then by the gentrifying forces of tech employers. Tim Arango, New York Times, 16 May 2023 But these projects could add up to 1,500 units Downtown once complete − and that's not including what kind of redevelopment could happen at the 49-story Carew Tower. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 16 May 2023 Todd Interests also built the 20-story 300 S. Pearl tower as part of the redevelopment. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 The biggest engine this division builds, a 302-cubic-inch V-8 (labeled a 301 by marketeers), was originally conceived in 1977 as a smooth-running, fuel-efficient station-wagon mover, but with lots of redevelopment it's risen to the task at hand with turbocharging. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 1 May 2023 The new tower is part of an overall redevelopment of the Mobile International Airport (BFM) south of the city’s downtown area ahead of a complete change in commercial air service in Mobile by 2025. John Sharp | , al, 22 Apr. 2023 The following year, Bobby led the redevelopment of the TAS Building—a 1920s neoclassical construction and heritage site that once housed the erstwhile Eastern Extension Telegraph Company and Telecom Authority of Singapore—in the CBD into the 134-room So Sofitel Singapore luxury hotel. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Koike touched on the redevelopment — being led by real estate company Mitsui Fudosan — at a press conference two months ago. Stephen Wade, ajc, 12 Apr. 2023 Plans to transform the Austin Street lot come as much of the Charlestown neighborhood is gearing up for substantial redevelopment especially northward along Rutherford Avenue up to Sullivan Square, and as the BPDA works its way through a PLAN: Charlestown planning initiative. Catherine Carlock,, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redevelopment was in 1830

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“Redevelopment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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