- $21 million project links 20 miles of Detroit pathways Updated: Apr-29-16 8:16 am
DETROIT - A $21 million project linking 20 miles of walking, running and biking paths in Detroit has wrapped up as part of an effort to boost recreation activities, better connect redeveloping neighborhoods and spur growth.
- Nearly 140-year-old hotel in Maquoketa undergoes renovation Updated: Apr-24-16 11:19 am
MAQUOKETA, Iowa - Mary McAreavy Lewis paused and glanced up the grand staircase, her hand resting on the polished wooden banister.
- In vacant Baltimore home, Gray-inspired groups find new life Updated: Apr-22-16 2:55 pm
BALTIMORE - In a vacant home across from where Freddie Gray was arrested one year ago, Baltimore officials see an eyesore that needs to be destroyed. Community activists see an opportunity for rebirth.
- Population rebounds around train stations in New Jersey Updated: Apr-16-16 11:20 am
PATERSON, New Jersey - When Kevin Eleby started commuting by train to New York City in 2001, the station in downtown Paterson was nearly empty. Every morning he climbed the stairs to the platform to wait alongside three other riders.
- Community development nonprofit fights Omaha gentrification Updated: Apr-16-16 10:51 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Headed to the nearby supermercado, Josh Strobel and his dog, Gucci, sauntered out of their revamped Park Avenue apartment building - the one that until its makeover a few years ago was shuttered and fraught with social ills.
- As 'monster' homes rise, how can Boulder stay affordable? Updated: Apr-16-16 10:49 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Ellie Sciarra and her husband Wolf Reitz have lived in a 900-square-foot ranch house on Boulder's Orchard Avenue for years.
- Stories from Calle Habana tell of a transforming city Updated: Apr-16-16 10:20 am
HAVANA - In the Old Havana neighborhood Cubans call Angel Hill, a dramatic transformation is underway. Crumbling old buildings are being replaced with expensive, shiny new restaurants and restored buildings for wealthier Cubans and tourists. Here are the stories of five residents of Calle Habana on how the changes are impacting them.
- On one Havana street, gentrification exposes old inequality Updated: Apr-16-16 10:17 am
HAVANA - Halfway down Calle Habana, a crumbling two-story colonial building is being painstakingly restored by a Cuban-American businessman who fled as a child after the 1959 revolution. On the corner, brightly colored paintings hang in a home now converted into a chic art gallery.
- Demolition of Flint apartments seeks to spur redevelopment Updated: Apr-13-16 8:38 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A roughly $1.7 million project to demolish a former Flint apartment complex seeks to stabilize the surrounding area and spur neighborhood redevelopment.
- Detroit projects that received Knight foundation grants Updated: Apr-12-16 8:00 am
DETROIT - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that these six Detroit projects are among 37 nationwide that will share $5 million as winners of the second annual Knight Cities Challenge:
- No one hurt when construction truck plows into Mandan home Updated: Apr-07-16 1:02 pm
MANDAN, North Dakota - No one was hurt when a construction truck crashed into a home in a newly developed neighborhood in Mandan.
- Historic Omaha neighborhood gets new life, businesses Updated: Apr-05-16 10:58 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - One of the oldest sections of Omaha is trying to become the latest historic neighborhood business district to draw in the rest of the city.
- Program helps Atlanta police officers buy homes in the city Updated: Apr-05-16 9:54 am
ATLANTA - A new program helps Atlanta police officers achieve the dream of home ownership while at the same time aiming to increase police visibility and improve engagement between officers and the community.
- Medford considers foreclosures to help address blight Updated: Apr-04-16 11:17 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - Officials in Medford are considering using a 1989 state law to get owners of abandoned properties to fix them up and reduce neighborhood blight.