A Look at Medford’s Urban Renewal

MEDFORD, Ore. — Empty storefronts and few visitors have plagued downtown Medford for years. City officials have been working to change that, but now the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA), has spent its last few dollars for downtown projects. In the report above, NewsWatch 12′s Kasey Kershner reports on where the city is now and … Continue reading »

MURA Plan Would Revamp Hawthorne Park

MEDFORD, Ore. – An effort by the Medford Urban Renewal Agency could bring major changes to Hawthorne Park, in an effort to make it more family-friendly and cut down on crime. MURA is expected to approve a contract for a $1.6 million construction project at the park. The plan would include a dog park, basketball … Continue reading »

Apartments Proposed in Medford Downtown

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Urban Renewal Agency is considering a proposal for a raised apartment complex downtown. The project, dubbed “Skybox,” would be entirely privately funded. After hearing a proposal last night, MURA has cleared the way for negotiations to begin on the project, which would add 25 one and two-bedroom apartments to the … Continue reading »

Old Bus Entrance To Be Restored

MEDFORD, Ore. — A former bus station entrance and its original sign built in the late ’40′s will be restored. The Greyhound lettering is sitting at the Lithia Motors Warehouse right now, but its not staying there for long; it’s going to be attached to the former bus station entrance outside. Despite being slightly weathered … Continue reading »