We are starting an extremely interesting and confusing period as redevelopment agencies (RDAs) come to an end. Firstly, RDAs were a powerful force in every city’s arsenal. They employed large staffs and had enormous budgets. A lot of the built commercial world is attributable to redevelopment through direct land contribution, infrastructure, subsidies, guarantees, loans or other physical or financial contributions. RDAs created a lot of very good development that would not have otherwise been built. High quality, low income housing units were developed. Many private and capable developers profited.