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.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool, the English port city that gave the world the Beatles, weathered decades of industrial decline before becoming a celebrated symbol of urban renewal. Now, the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Samples of a street photography project that is more than a half-century in the making are set to go on display in Albuquerque, and organizers want residents to visit and...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A $5.5 billion redevelopment effort that aims to transform a mostly forsaken Baltimore waterfront is moving forward, as officials held a Monday groundbreaking for the latest phase...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A $20 million Oklahoma Humane Society campus is being proposed for an Urban Renewal block facing the south and west edges of the future lower Scissortail Park.
The Humane Society already owns the one parcel not controlled by Urban Renewal and is seeking to be named developer of the remaining 2.3 acres so it can begin official fundraising.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say more than 100 buildings have been demolished in West Virginia's capital and most populous city over the past year.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart has traveled to Washington to discuss urban renewal with President Donald Trump.
The 30-year-old Republican, who is exploring a run for governor, is part of a round-table discussion Wednesday of so-called "opportunity zones."
Businesses that make investments in those struggling urban areas could receive tax breaks and other incentives under the recently passed federal tax overhaul
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's urban renewal agency has requested applications for a master plan to redevelop an area that includes city-owned blocks on and around the former Pearl District Post Office and encompassing Union Station.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil have evicted about 100 homeless families from under an overpass in downtown Sao Paulo where they had been living for months in makeshift wooden shacks.
The shacks were torn down Saturday morning as part of the city's urban renewal campaign. The evicted families were taken to temporary shelters run by the local government.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Black victims of discrimination had to wait decades for a Detroit enclave to replace homes that were demolished in the 1950s and '60s in the name of urban renewal.
Now, only a few years after many finally got keys to their new homes, dozens of Hamtramck residents are back in federal court challenging property tax bills that they can't afford.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Too many pigeons in downtown Nampa have been causing problems for the area's buildings and patrons.
The urban renewal agency recently approved a plan to allow a city resident to live-trap the pigeons for free, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2qAMTL7 ).
The birds' poop is the main concern, said Randy Haverfield, chairman of the agency.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The southwestern Idaho city of Caldwell has no vacancies for those seeking affordable housing, and there's a waiting list of nearly 500 families hoping for subsidized housing units.
The Idaho Press-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2paJSjr ) reports the city would need to build at least 1,000 housing units to address the current shortage.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are praising a new system designed to add accountability and transparency involving the more than $2 billion that flows through hundreds of the state's special districts, but they caution they are still working out kinks.
Special districts are a form of local government designed to meet a specific need inside a community. The districts can include urban renewal, emergency protection services and community colleges.
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The incandescent glow crisscrossing downtown Laurel emanates a unique history that is also as bright as the city's future.
The city has been the financial center of Jones County since the expansion of the timber trade in the late 1890s, a trade that supported a bustling downtown and streetcars in the 1930s, strings of lights making iconic X's above downtown.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A team from the Urban Land Institute is visiting Georgetown this week to discuss urban renewal in the city following the closing last year of the Georgetown steel mill.
Representatives from the international nonprofit will meet with about 100 residents to discuss the future of the mill area. Local news outlets report they will be looking at things such as infrastructure, jobs and economic development. Institute representatives will then prepare a report for city officials.
CLARION, Iowa (AP) — The Wright County Board of Supervisors has approved an urban renewal area plan for a proposed $240 million hog processing plant near Eagle Grove.
The Messenger reports that the board approved the area on Monday. County economic development director Bryce Davis says the urban renewal plan will stimulate development in the area, and includes a new wastewater plant in Eagle Grove, road improvements and tax increment financing with eligible rebates going...