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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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CORRECTION (ran 5/12/2006): Rough cost estimates for Eugene's City Hall range from $135 million for renovating the existing structure, to $108 million for building a new one.
SEATTLE--On the Boards, an organization known for taking artistic risks, celebrates its twentieth anniversary with perhaps its riskiest venture thus far--acquiring and renovating a new dance facility, recently named the Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance, that will have a million-dollar operating budget for the season.
"Brownstone III" explores the process of renovating and restoring a brownstone.
In addition, the LMDC board authorized $38 million in funding to revitalize the Fulton Street corridor, including plans for renovating and enhancing existing open spaces.
The Dermot Company is renovating the studio, 1-bedroom, Junior 4, and 2-bedroom units, as they become available.
Sargoy, who handles the leasing of Merrick Road and will be directing the leasing at 70 Glen Street, stated: "Joseph and Anthony Pistilli did a fabulous job of renovating a single user building at 303 Merrick Road into a multiple tenant space, turning it into one of the finest buildings on the South Shore of Long Island." According to Pistilli, the building is ideally suited for a company's corporate headquarters or as a multi-tenant office building.
We were also responsible for renovating the mail room and reception room.
The projects fall into five categories and include improving neighborhood parks, renovating regional recreation facilities, developing the Bronx Greenway, improving and expanding access to the Bronx waterfront, building and "greening" the borough.
Carrion went to explain that NYCHA played a major part in restoring the community by renovating buildings on University Avenue known today as University Avenue Consolidated.