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Plans and Reports

South City Urban Renewal Plan

South City is best known for its cultural and historical significance and was the location of the former Foote Homes public housing development.  It is located south east of the City's Central Business District and is bordered by Union, South Second Street, South Third Street, Walker Avenue, Crump Boulevard, and Walnut Street.  Long-term disinvestment made vacant land and abandoned buildings prominent land uses, in addition to residential housing, institutional/community facilities, commercial establishments, and industrial/warehouses. Characterized by substandard and subsidized housing, unemployment, limited educational institutions, limited access to health care, and high violent crime rate, South City was characterized as one of the poorest areas in the City. However, South City has strengths, its rich African American history and culture, recent housing and commercial developments, the availability of land, and its close proximity to downtown and to the medical district, that positions the neighborhood to attract reinvestments and new opportunities for housing, people, and neighborhoods. The South City Urban Renewal Plan outlined here describes a multi-agency plan to revitalize a once thriving historical community.

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