Urban Renewal

ORS 457.160
Exceptions to plan requirements for disaster areas

Notwithstanding any other provisions of ORS chapter 455 or 456 or this chapter, where the governing body of a municipality certifies that an area is in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation as a result of a flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm or other catastrophe respecting which the Governor has certified the need for disaster assistance under federal law, the governing body may declare a need for an urban renewal agency, if necessary, and may approve an urban renewal plan and an urban renewal project for such area without regard to the provisions requiring:


That the urban renewal plan conform to the comprehensive plan and economic development plan, if any, for the municipality as a whole.


That the urban renewal area be a blighted area. [1957 c.456 §15; 1979 c.621 §18; 1993 c.18 §114; 2019 c.625 §71]
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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