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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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There are still areas blighted by dereliction with houses boarded up NELSON MCCAUSLAND on regeneration plans
(5) One of the most popular economic development incentives, Tax Increment Financing ("TIF") (6)--an outgrowth of land clearance for redevelopment policies that permitted cities "to acquire, clear and sell blighted urban property using tax funds to remove blight" (7)--was initially designed to "eradicate blight or, in the alternative, halt the advance of blight." (8) TIF permits a municipality to abate certain property taxes by freezing the property tax value of the subject redevelopment area at a predevelopment level.
This amendment would remove the constitutional provision permitting redevelopment of blighted areas and long-term tax exemptions for redevelopment projects.
In August, the Texas governor signed SB 7 into law prohibiting condemnation of private property for certain purposes, including economic development, unless to eliminate a slum or blighted area.
"This government's position is that nothing happens until an airport is actually built, which means people are blighted and remain blighted for months or even years."
State and local jurisdictions offer a multitude of credit and incentive (C&I) programs to encourage companies to make investments in economically or environmentally blighted areas, and can help promote adaptive reuse efforts.
Disease development and symptom expression were evaluated by three variables: (i) shoot lesion length, (ii) number of blighted leaflets, and (iii) number of days for blight of apical meristem.
Last fall, the researchers offered cacao growers Trichoderma spores in the first experimental sprays for treating blighted trees.
Surgically removing a blighted building prevents the spread of the cancer."
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.