Development Projects

Development Map

Learn about the current development and redevelopment projects taking place in New Hope by viewing the following maps and updates:

Scattered Site Housing Program

Over the years, the city has utilized its Economic Development Authority (EDA) to acquire several properties as part of the Scattered Site Housing Program. The primary focus of the program is to target distressed single-family properties throughout the city, with the goal of improving residential neighborhoods. The program currently emphasizes two primary activities: demolition and rehabilitation. When homes are demolished, the vacant lot is sold to a builder for the construction of a new single-family home. Homes that are rehabilitated are sold on the open market with no income restrictions.

The city uses its Economic Development Authority (EDA) to purchase the homes. The EDA uses its cash reserves for the acquisition and demolition costs associated with each property. The EDA understands that potential financial losses could be incurred on each project, as the cost to acquire the distressed properties and prepare the sites for redevelopment often exceed the value of the new vacant lot.