I work for a city planning office in Rhode Island which has just established a redevelopment agency under Title 35 of Rhode Island Statute. We are currently at the research stage and are looking to learn more about the specific tools and methods of redevelopment. We are looking for any useful literature or case studies that address such issues as the following.
-Homeowner Relocation Strategies (There are a few blocks of residences near the redevelopment project area that will be severely affected by construction over the next four years. This use is incompatible with current zoning [Industrial] and proposed uses for the redevelopment area)
-Funding Sources (i.e. Tax Increment Financing)
-By what standards do you appraise property?
-How to approach environmental issues (there is a large pond in the redevelopment project area)