Urban Renewal

ORS 457.085
Urban renewal plan requirements


An urban renewal agency shall provide for public involvement in all stages in the development of an urban renewal plan.


An urban renewal plan proposed by an urban renewal agency shall include all of the following:


A description of each urban renewal project to be undertaken.


An outline for the development, redevelopment, improvements, land acquisition, demolition and removal of structures, clearance, rehabilitation or conservation of the urban renewal areas of the plan.


A map and legal description of the urban renewal areas of the plan.


An explanation of the plan’s relationship to definite local objectives regarding appropriate land uses and improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, telecommunications utilities, recreational and community facilities and other public improvements.


An indication of proposed land uses, maximum densities and building requirements for each urban renewal area.


A description of the methods to be used for the temporary or permanent relocation of persons living in, and businesses situated in, the urban renewal area of the plan.


An indication of which real property may be acquired and the anticipated disposition of such real property, whether by retention, resale, lease or other legal use, together with an estimated time schedule for such acquisition and disposition.


If the plan provides for a division of ad valorem taxes under ORS 457.420 (Plan may provide for division of property taxes) to 457.470 (Modification of assessed value), the maximum amount of indebtedness that can be issued or incurred under the plan.


A description of what types of possible future amendments to the plan are substantial amendments and require the same notice, hearing and approval procedure required of the original plan under ORS 457.095 (Approval of plan by ordinance) as provided in ORS 457.220 (Plan amendment), including but not limited to amendments:


Adding land to the urban renewal area if the addition results in a cumulative addition of more than one percent of the urban renewal area.


Increasing the maximum amount of indebtedness that can be issued or incurred under the plan.


For a project that includes a public building, an explanation of how the public building serves or benefits the urban renewal area. [1979 c.621 §2; 1983 c.544 §1; 1987 c.668 §1; 1987 c.447 §130; 1991 c.459 §332; 1997 c.541 §444; 2019 c.580 §2]
Chapter 457

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter creating urban renewal agencies, and provisions of Housing Authorities Law, ORS 456.055 to 456.235, are parallel statutory schemes, and thus identical provisions in the two acts will be given same effect. Housing Authority of Lane County v. Board of Commissioners, 35 Or App 785, 582 P2d 844 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of urban renewal agency in selection of projects and delineation of project boundaries, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062


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