Latest Urban renewal News

Georgia mayor hopeful floats plan to rework long-closed mall

Jun. 05, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A candidate in a runoff for mayor of Georgia’s third-largest city is announcing a plan to redevelop a site where a long-vacant mall stood until 2020. Steven Kendrick of Augusta made the announcement last week, with several Augusta commissioners. ...

War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

May. 25, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. ...

Housing authority is rebuilding historic Black neighborhood

May. 15, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Housing Authority once helped wipe out the Scrub, the downtown neighborhood founded by Tampa’s pioneering Black community. In 1954, the Housing Authority razed a third of the Scrub and replaced it with Central Park Village, a public housing project...

St. Louis seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees

May. 07, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Inamullah Niazai sits on the front porch step of his red-brick St. Louis home and smiles at the bustle of activity around him — his mother and father chatting in the front yard, his two young daughters munching chocolate ice cream bars. “Anything is possible...

New reparations focus: Black enclaves lost to development

May. 06, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Terrell Osborne knows well what happens when urban renewal comes to communities of color. As a child growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1950s and 1960s, huge swaths of his neighborhood of Lippitt Hill, a center of Black life at the foot of the...

Oahu nursing center to close, citing financial challenges

Apr. 22, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WAHIAWA, Hawaii (AP) — The only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in central Oahu expects to close this summer. Wahiawa General Hospital said it plans to close its long-term nursing center on July 22, citing insufficient insurance reimbursements and continued financial...

Rebuilding Thunder have solid anchor in Gilgeous-Alexander

Apr. 11, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti said this season would be about sifting through young talent to see where it fits into future plans. It was a different approach for a franchise that was among the league's best the previous decade. But with Kevin Durant,...

10 Tennessee communities picked for downtown revitalization

Apr. 07, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ten communities around the state have been selected to participate in the Tennessee Downtowns revitalization program. The state Department of Economic and Community Development said Wednesday that the selected communities are Alexandria, Copperhill,...

Louisville allows fire victims to rebuild under older codes

Apr. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — The Louisville City Council in suburban Denver voted Tuesday night in favor of allowing residents whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed in Colorado’s most destructive wildfire to rebuild under less-stringent environmental standards. The...