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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Terry Heights redevelopment

The Housing Authority is asking for proposals for redeveloping the Terry Heights neighborhood, which includes the Sparkman Homes housing project. The neighborhood is located along Holmes Avenue just west of downtown. The study is part of a plan to build a consolidated elementary school in the neighborhood. The deadline for the study proposals is February 22.

In the past couple of years, the Housing Authority has been looking at redeveloping its housing projects, especially the ones closest to downtown. The Councill Court project between downtown and the Medical District could be sold to a developer and redeveloped as early as this year. And a couple of weeks ago, the Searcy Homes project was purchased by the city and will be razed for a greenway along Pinhook Creek and a possible future expansion of the Von Braun Center. The projects to the northwest of downtown are probably next- the Downtown Master Plan designates that area as a future "office district."

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