City leaders today were on hand as Phil'€™s Market was demolished. The City demolished the site as efforts continue to bring additional retail and housing developments to the southeast quadrant.

Future retail development would complement the City'€™s Renaissance Pointe plan announced earlier this month by Mayor Graham Richard. The plans for Renaissance Pointe include nearly 400 new homes, the rehabilitation of more than 100 existing homes, a greenway trail, and improved infrastructure. The Renaissance Pointe area is bounded by Creighton Avenue on the north, Pontiac Street on the south, Hanna Street on the west, and South Anthony Boulevard on the east. The development is scheduled to begin this fall.

City Councilmen Glynn Hines, John Crawford, John Shoaff, and Sam Talarico, Jr., assisted with funding for the demolition. Their CEDIT allocation was $55,000.