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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Allis-Chalmers in 1900 had bought around 100 acres in what's now West Allis, where the company began developing a massive complex to build tractors (and which today continues to undergo its own redevelopment). Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Model railroad club still operates in a historic train station hiding in plain sight in the Harbor District," 13 July 2018 Bridgford Foods plans a redevelopment of its property, and companies including Pastorelli Food Products and Nealey Foods have their buildings on the market for sale to developers. Ryan Ori,, "In exodus from Fulton Market, surviving meatpackers scatter and adapt," 13 July 2018 The funds would come from a $12 million state grant, awarded in 2016 for redevelopment and infrastructure upgrades on the thoroughfare. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "East Hartford Looking At Ways To Revitalize Silver Lane," 8 June 2018 When the redevelopment agency finally closed up shop in 2008, the damage amounted to 4,729 households displaced, 2,500 Victorian homes destroyed, and 883 businesses shut down. Shakirah Simley, Bon Appetit, "The Harlem of the West: What’s to Become of The Fillmore?," 6 June 2018 Hulseberg leaves after about five years at Invest Aurora, the non-profit agency that helps with redevelopment and economic development for the city of Aurora. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Invest Aurora leader takes job in Berwyn," 4 June 2018 Those include competition from other luxury high-rises in the works — such as Vista Tower, the Tribune Tower redevelopment and new tower and JDL Development’s planned two-tower One Chicago Square across from Holy Name Cathedral. Ryan Ori,, "First look at two-tower plan for Spire site: 'There will not be a shot of Chicago that doesn’t have these buildings in them'," 15 May 2018 The ongoing demolition and redevelopment of older, cheaper apartments into new, luxury projects has also put more pressure on renters. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's eviction rate is almost double peer cities such as Raleigh and Nashville," 16 Apr. 2018 Eastside Community Network President Donna Givens said there's a concern among neighborhoods that have yet to be targeted for redevelopment and what their future may look like. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Mayor Mike Duggan's State of the City to outline future for Detroit children," 6 Mar. 2018

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1830, in the meaning defined above

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