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For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by the context:
(a) BLIGHTED AREA. An area in which a majority of the structures is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare, by reason of age, obsolescence, dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement, mixture of incompatible land uses, a lack of ventilation or sanitary facilities or any combination of these factors.
(b) DETERIORATED AREA. An area which is not a blighted area but which, because of overcrowding, mixture of incompatible land uses, faulty arrangements, or lack of maintenance and repair of the buildings therein or any combination thereof, is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and which will deteriorate or is in danger of deteriorating into a blighted area.
(c) PRELIMINARY PLAN. A plan prepared by the Planning Commission for an urban renewal area.
(d) PROJECT AREA. A blighted or deteriorated area for which an urban renewal plan has been prepared. A PROJECT AREA shall consist of or be located within one or more urban renewal areas.
(e) REDEVELOPMENT. The acquisition of property in a blighted area, the demolition of the structures thereon, the making of site improvements, including the construction or reconstruction of streets, playgrounds, parks, utilities and other public improvements and the sale of such property for use in accordance with an urban renewal plan. REDEVELOPMENT shall not include the construction by the City of any buildings except Municipal buildings.
(f) REDEVELOPER. Any person, firm, public agency, or corporation purchasing property within a project area for use in accordance with the urban renewal plan.
(g) REHABILITATION. The restoration, rehabilitation or conservation of a deteriorated or blighted area by:
(1) Formulating and carrying out a plan for a program of voluntary repair and rehabilitation of privately owned structures;
(2) The acquisition of real estate, and the demolition or removal of buildings thereon where necessary to eliminate unhealthful, unsanitary or unsafe conditions, lessen density or eliminate blight or incompatible land uses detrimental to the public health and welfare;
(3) Otherwise removing or preventing the spread of blight or deterioration;
(4) Construction or reconstructing necessary streets, playgrounds, utilities, parks and other public improvements; and
(5) Disposing, for uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan, of any property acquired. Rehabilitation shall not include the construction by the City of any buildings except Municipal buildings.
(h) URBAN RENEWAL. The redevelopment of a blighted area or areas or the rehabilitation of a deteriorated area or areas or a combination thereof.
(i) URBAN RENEWAL AREA. A plan, as it exists from time to time, for the urban renewal of a project area. The plan shall be in general conformance to the preliminary plan and recommendations of the Planning Commission for the urban renewal area or areas in which the project area is located.
(Ord. 3258, passed 12-19-1956)