- the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums
- Urban Renewal is a tribute album to pop singer Phil Collins, released in 2001 in most European markets and in 2003 in the United States, containing re-produced remakes of Collins' songs by R&B and hip hop performers. ...
- the acquisition of run-down city areas for purposes of redevelopment.
But really urban renewal is the tag line used by my father who would call and ask what kind of "urban renewal" projects we were up to. My father knows a lot about property and understands that the best return comes from those found in "up and coming neighborhoods" which is exactly where we bought. We thought it would be fun to choose our own upgrades and updates. What nobody knows is all I cared about was the fact that the place had a red front door...always wanted one. Unfortunately in our earlier post with the "before" pictures you don't have the luxury of seeing that there was a doorway at the bottom of the basement stairs for the other apartment and the blue "elementary school carpet" (dubbed by a friend) that was torn up before I had a chance to capture the memories with my camera. HB and his dad tore the doorway off since it was creepy (to me) and unnecessary. Also, since there were beautiful hardwoods under the "elementary school carpet" (seriously the lowest grade of ugly carpet you have ever seen) why keep them covered?
So there you have it, Urban Renewal was born as our tag line for our rehabilitation techniques for this house that was in desperate need.