Hazelwood Redevelopment Growing

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The Urban Redevelopment Authority board Thursday authorized entering into exclusive negotiations with ACTION-Housing and Telesis Corp., which have partnered to buy the Spahr Building on Second Avenue in Hazelwood and create a cultural center for the faith-based neighborhood nonprofit Center of Life and a restaurant and/or catering business.

In a second phase, ACTION-Housing and Telesis propose to buy 25 vacant URA-owned lots in one block on each side of Second Avenue, between Hazelwood and Flowers avenues, to build new housing and retail space. The board approved an 18-month negotiation period for that project, “a longer period because we want the public to be engaged in the process,” said Tom Cummings, director of housing for the URA.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/hazelwood-redevelopment-growing-707144/#ixzz2hRWKObPy

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