Redevelopment Works



Where We Are

Last week, I shared the tale of a very successful redevelopment project that sparked the transformation of an entire region. As I alluded to, though,…







The Evolution of ORA

The ORA looked very different fifteen years ago than it does today. I sat down recently with current CEO John Phillips to talk about the…


Redevelopment in Action

We’ve been talking a fair bit about the theory of redevelopment – what it’s about and what sorts of activities it can entail. Today, though,…



Take Action and Give Support

With the holiday season now officially underway, we are continuing the conversation on being involved in the community through ideas, action, and support. Last week…





Small Steps Matter

This week, I’d like to get personal. I’d like to talk about what redevelopment really means for me, and for you. It’s all well and…


Collaboration is Key

We’re wrapping up our focus on the A-C Valley School District by looking at collaboration, and the potential it holds for our community. Collaboration is…


Culture of Community

Life has changed considerably in the nearly four centuries since colonists established the first public school in America.  In the early 1600s the focus of…




Next Step? A Hemp Co-op

“Oh, absolutely. You have to cooperate. Everyone succeeds when everyone works together.” I was struck by the simple sincerity with which Lee Ralph, owner of…