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Blight

Dilapidated or abandoned property. Blight causes low property values in the surrounding area, and is strongly associated with crime and capital flight. Many municipalities take steps to reduce blight; for example, a city may offer a tax incentive for a business to move into a blighted area or a grant to repair a building. Some blighted areas, however, are considered to be beyond repair.
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Our community partners along with our elected officials all know the importance of a coordinated regional effect in dealing with blighted properties, every day we are seeing our local municipalities taking an aggressive approach on blighted properties and owners stated Edward P.
For this reason, very little economic redevelopment occurs without the application of some kind of economic development incentive--incentives that require a finding that the redevelopment area is blighted or in danger of becoming blighted.
In addition, states are generally willing to share in the responsibility for revitalizing environmentally blighted locations through "Brownfield" designations.
While Bridgeport officials readily admit that estimates of blighted structures are difficult to maintain because of private demolition and rehabilitation, fires, vandalism and abandonment, they report that the number of structures considered "blighted" fell in 1993 from over 450 to roughly 150 today.
Barnard and a team of other forest pathologists attacked the problem head-on by running a battery of tests on the blighted trees.
With luck, new leaves in spring and summer will replace the blighted ones.
An abandoned house rehabilitation program will be developed to address vacant, blighted properties and provide homeownership opportunities to Richmond's community service workers through a Capital One grant to the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority;
difference of opinion as to whether an area is blighted.
Always, as a matter of course, burn affected haulms and tubers otherwise they remain in the ground as the source of next year's infection Removing all blighted leaves will reduce the spread of the disease, but the best insurance if there is a whiff of blight about, or there are two days when the temperature does not fall below 10C and relative humidity stays above 75%, is to spray with Bordeaux mixture, or an approved proprietary brand early in July and thereafter fortnightly until the middle of September.
Landowners whose property was declared blighted but never formally condemned can recover consequential damages if the city unduly delayed condemnation proceedings or engaged in untoward activity, according to the Supreme Court of Missouri.
11) The court found that the condemning authority must assess each individual parcel to determine whether it is blighted, but it does not have to make a specific finding as to whether each parcel is blighted.