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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Peoria, non-profit team to rehab vacant downtown shopping centers

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Peoria has partnered with non-profit Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. to try to revitalize two long-vacant shopping centers in its downtown.

The two will work together to identify potential redevelopment and revitalization projects at the Peoria Town Center, near 83rd and Peoria avenues, and Adobe Plaza, near Grand and 84th avenues, which used to house a Smitty’s grocery store and a restaurant.

Economic Services Development Director Scott Whyte said the memorandum of understanding, which the City Council unanimously approved Jan. 21, lays the framework for the city and non-profit to evaluate potential projects that could bring new life to the areas that city leaders long have struggled to revive. The strip malls along Grand Avenue have seen owners and tenants come and go over the years.

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