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 »

Leaders Question Red Lion Purchase Price

MEDFORD, Ore. — City officials have pumped the breaks on a move that would add more parking spaces in downtown Medford. Some city officials are concerned about why the group the city is hoping to buy the piece of land from is not disclosing the price they are buying it for. DHD,LLC is buying the … Continue reading »