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Southeast Raleigh Redevelopment Becoming Reality

Posted January 20, 2003 10:56 a.m. EST

— A plan to develop a Southeast Raleigh community is a step closer to reality.

The community along Garner Road, located near downtown, is currently full of empty buildings, dilapidated homes and crime.

Community forums held in January aimed to give homeowners a chance to learn about a redevelopment plan. The final forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Raleigh City Council chambers.

The project calls for new businesses, housing and upgrades in street lighting. The plan would cost the city more than $500,000.

The city hopes to get started on the redevelopment plan in the next couple of years, but it all depends on money. Right now, city leaders are looking for help in the private sector.