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 stately homes of the city’s elite East Side, were taken by eminent domain for redevelopment projects.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Santa Monica will offer affordable housing to Black families forced out during freeway construction and other urban renewal projects of the 1950s, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit will put together a commission to consider some form of reparations for residents.
More than 80% of residents who cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election voted in favor of a proposal to form the commission that will recommend housing and economic development programs for the majority Black city.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college's next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up.
1, 25. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-15)
LAST SEASON: Jacksonville dropped its final 15 games, a franchise-record skid that got general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone fired. The losing streak also allowed the Jaguars to land the No.
DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin.
Then the pandemic showed up, emptying once-bustling streets and forcing many office workers to flee to their suburban homes.
The city of Roseburg used an open house to unveil preliminary plans for the Diamond Lake Urban Renewal Area — an area of the city that could get a large share of future infrastructure improvements.
STAMFORD — There’s been a hole at the corner of Tresser Boulevard and Greyrock Place for some 30 years on a plot of land that has been vacant for even longer.
After urban renewal wiped out the neighborhood nearly five decades ago, the empty plot will finally see another groundbreaking this week.
In the coming months, the East Billings Urban Renewal District will continue its trajectory of infrastructure upgrades designed to spur greater investment in Billings’ industrialized east side.
Roseburg councilors are almost done naming their policy goals that will direct how the city spends its money in the next two years.
So far their goals include four overarching topics: urban renewal and transportation funding, economic revitalization, housing and community development, and public safety and community livability.
A proposed overpass spanning Exposition Drive could someday funnel pedestrians to and from MetraPark as part of a plan to revitalize the East Billings Urban Renewal District.
The feasibility study on the proposed pedestrian crossing considered three locations for the bridge, which would help pedestrians cross one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.