If an area is described as “blighted” what does that mean?
The legal term “blight” describes a wide array of urban problems, which can range from physical deterioration of buildings and the environment, to health, social and economic problems in a particular area. According to Colorado State Statutes (CRS 31-25-103) (2), a “blighted area” is defined as follows: “Blighted area” means an area that, in its present condition and use and, by reason of the presence of at least four of the following factors, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of the municipality, retards the provision of housing accommodations, or constitutes an economic or social liability, and is a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare; …
Property owners within a “blighted” area are not required to be notified of blight or fix blight.

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1. What is an Urban Renewal Authority?
2. What is the purpose of an Urban Renewal Authority for Avon?
3. What is an Urban Renewal Plan?
4. What is the Main Street Redevelopment Project?
5. What is a Conditions Survey (Blight Study) and why do one?
6. What is Tax Increment Financing (TIF)?
7. Can TIF always be used to finance a project?
8. If an area is described as “blighted” what does that mean?
9. What is the legal definition of a blighted area?
10. Why would I, a property/business owner, want to be included in an urban renewal area?
11. Does being in an urban renewal area affect my property values?
12. Does being in an urban renewal area mean my property will be condemned?
13. Who decides what the final urban renewal plan will look like?
14. If my property is in an urban renewal area, what flexibility do I have to improve it?
15. What is the process for establishing an urban renewal area and advancing and urban renewal plan?