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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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In Port Said, 11,500 new units are set to be constructed, with an additional 11,200 slum units renovated. In Suez, 6,000 new units are set to be constructed, with an additional 1,200 slum units converted, bringing the governorate's total number to 7,200.
"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."
Most estimates, for building new or a combination of new and renovated offices, landed between $111 million and $124 million.
Clusters of newly renovated, brick-face townhouses stand amid abandoned tenements like an oasis in a desert.
Walking in the old leafy and affluent German neighbourhoods along the small lakes of central Kaliningrad, every other house is being renovated. The ones which are not are generally magnificent ramshackle semi-ruins, reminders of the unfortunate Germans who in 1945 had to leave Konigsberg with 24 hours' notice.
The Garage is located near the northern extension of Broad Street's Avenue of the Arts, a major revitalization initiative of new and renovated buildings centered around the downtown Academy of Music.
A chapel inside a Kentucky public school will be renovated and converted into a bathroom before classes resume this fall, an attorney for the school has informed Americans United.
"All over the country, churches have been renovated and are being renovated with the support and considerable financial sacrifice of parishioners," he insists.
Many of the trainees or their relatives are residents in the housing project, and are far more likely to maintain the homes they have just renovated than if an outside contractor had done the work.
He said these 25 tanks were renovated at a cost of Rs.
Viewed in the context of current average rents, that may seem surprising, but new product tends to command rent premiums and maintain better occupancies, even compared to renovated properties.
To open six renovated housing units in 2002 at the Anishnabe Transitional Housing.