Currently a Strathearn Heights resident. Spoke with some of the leaseholders as the strip mall entered it's final days. The tenant in the artist's loft above Ralph's Handi-Mart alluded to the full redevelopment being "at least ten years out". Spoke to the owner of Ralph's as well. Dude was heartbroken.
Maybe somebody with experience on these projects can provide more details, but the impression from the community is that it's hit another snag and that the backers are focused on the strip-mall. As of now, progress demolishing the old strip mall has been very slow. A very small crew shows up every day and works from before sunrise to around mid-afternoon. Seems like they're just moving palettes around.
I will say that everyone who lives here doesn't want the project to go through - the original draft for the redevelopment had a "Habitat for Humanity"-esque provision wherein current renters could get a discounted suite for purchase, but all mentions of that were removed from the engagement plan. These buildings are home to poor, working families. The condition of each unit is more than a little ramshackle, but the swuare footage, location, community, and affordability are all unmatched.
The Strathearn Heights fifteen years ahead will bear no resemblance to the one I live in now. The developer needs to conduct a door-to-door engagement and develop a plan to relocate the residents or provide some form of guarantee / first bid on condo units. I'm following the redevelopment very closely and will continually update this thread with whatever I find out.