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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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What's worse is that although 10 deserved renovation at a later date, one was not owned by the residents and shouldn't have been renovated, because it breaches the basic requirement for government assistance.
BOTTOM: A group of Valley Village clients play instruments in the music room at McVillage, a renovated McDonald's restaurant near Valley Village's main facility in Winnetka.
LaPlaya Resort & Suites -- Newly renovated, heated pool at $129 a night
Also being renovated are Parakrama Samudra and Minneriya tanks under this project.
The hotel has been totally reconfigured and renovated, positioning the property as a prominent new entrant into Manhattan's burgeoning collection of intimate, high-design lodging experiences.
Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa now features renovated and new hand-set terrazzo flooring; a marble stairwell quarried in Spain and fabricated in Italy; a cast-bronze main stair linking the first and second floors; bronze fixtures, windows and doors; Venetian plaster walls; as well as a variety of wood, glass and travertine elements that emulate the Villa's original materials.
BPG) announced the execution of a 100,000 s/f long-term lease with Catholic Health East (CHE) at 3805 West Chester Pike, a newly renovated 240,000 s/f Class A office building located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
The Chargers, 49ers and the Raiders each have leases that expire before a renovated Coliseum would be ready, likely in 2010.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, May 10, 2006 to commemorate the first families who would move into renovated homes at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska.
The Imperial--which is protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)--is part of a cluster of fifteen Crown Heights buildings renovated by ELH Mgmt.
Arroyo Seco is marked for extensive improvements, including 13 additional classrooms; a new science building; remodeled classrooms; a renovated office; and a new gymnasium.
Acquired in May 2005 by Jacksonville Waterfront Partners, LLC, a joint venture between Oxford Lodging Advisory & Investment Group, LLC, and Longwing Real Estate Ventures, LLC, a member of the Dubai Investment Group, the property recently unveiled its renovated public spaces including front desk, lobby, gift shop, health club, pool and four new restaurants including the famed Plaza III steakhouse of Kansas City.