Urban Renewal

ORS 457.180
Powers of urban renewal agencies in general

An urban renewal agency, in addition to its other powers, may:


Make plans for carrying out a program of voluntary repair and rehabilitation of buildings and improvements.


Make plans for the enforcement of laws, codes and regulations relating to:


The use of land.


The use and occupancy of buildings and improvements.


The repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal of buildings and improvements.


Make plans for the relocation of persons and property displaced by an urban renewal project.


Make preliminary plans outlining urban renewal activities for neighborhoods to embrace two or more urban renewal areas.


Conduct preliminary surveys to determine if the undertaking and carrying out of an urban renewal project is feasible.


Develop, test and report methods and techniques and carry out demonstrations and other activities for the prevention and the elimination of urban blight.


Engage in any other housing or community development activities specifically delegated to it by the governing body of the municipality including but not limited to land acquisition and disposition, conservation and rehabilitation, residential or business relocation, construction, leasing or management of housing, and the making of grants and loans from any available source. [1957 c.456 §10; 1975 c.382 §1]
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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