blighted area

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blighted area

Any area which has become an economic and aesthetic liability to a community.
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These once blighted areas within our communities are now valuable tracts of land thanks to the Brownfields program.
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program helps local communities establish revitalization strategies that return dormant and blighted areas into productive areas to spur economic development.
We have shops closing down, blighted areas, how can you attract people into towns when all this is surrounding the town.
The photographer is especially critical of some of the dubious planning decisions which blighted areas across the North East, including Jarrow.
The panelists, who discussed how urban renewal can be used to transform blighted areas back into useful ones, included Carol Wolfe of the state Department of Housing and Community Development; Kevin Morrison, general counsel for the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong.
This time, they must have the full authority of the Scottish Government and wholehearted support from local business leaders - and the financial teeth to draw new investment to the blighted areas.
In a few short years, Ogden has brought new life into a formerly decaying downtown area with a series of redevelopment projects in designated blighted areas.
THE North's largest local authority is to support a bid for cash from a national pot to help tackle the number of longterm empty homes and transform blighted areas.
According to researchers, the results were just as true in impoverished neighborhoods as they were in more affluent areas, offering one possible way of improving blighted areas.
The lack of available finance and of profit-orientated developers gives the council the chance to promote a new wave of community enterprise and engagement by trialling pilot housing trusts in blighted areas.
As noted, supra note 36, the Missouri Constitution, explicitly finds that eradication of blight is a public purpose and authorizes laws reclaiming blighted areas for redevelopment.