New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:17-21 - Redevelopment Plans For Renewal Areas; Authority Of Commission In Undertaking Projects

13:17-21. Redevelopment plans for renewal areas; authority of commission in undertaking projects
(a) The commission is authorized to prepare and adopt redevelopment plans for areas in the district determined by the commission to be renewal areas;

(b) In undertaking projects pursuant to any redevelopment plan, the commission may:

(1) Acquire, by condemnation or otherwise, real or personal property, or any interest therein, including such property as it may deem necessary or proper, although temporarily not required for such purposes, in a renewal area and in any area within the district designated by it as necessary for relocation of residents, industry or commerce displaced from a renewal area;

(2) Clear or reclaim any area so acquired and install, construct or reconstruct projects therein necessary to prepare such area for development;

(3) Relocate or arrange or contract with public or private agencies for the relocation of residents, industry or commerce displaced from the renewal area;

(4) Dispose of real property so acquired by sale, lease or exchange for the uses and purposes specified in the redevelopment plan, to any person or public agency;

(5) Study the recommendations of any planning board for redevelopment of any area and make its own investigations as to current trends and blighting factors in the district, or any area thereof;

(6) By contract or contracts with public agencies or redevelopers or by its own employees or consultants plan, replan, construct, reconstruct, operate, maintain and repair any redevelopment or other project or any part thereof;

(7) Make and adopt plans for carrying out a program of voluntary repair and rehabilitation of buildings and improvements, and for the enforcement of codes and laws relating to the use of land, the use and occupancy of buildings and improvements and to the control over the pollution of water and air and the disposal of solid waste;

(8) Prepare and adopt from time to time a workable program, representing an official plan of action for effectively dealing with the problem of urban renewal areas within the district and for the establishment and preservation of well-planned communities with well-organized residential neighborhoods of decent homes and suitable living environment for adequate family life; for utilizing appropriate private and public resources to eliminate and prevent the development or spread of blight and deterioration; to encourage needed conservation or rehabilitation; to provide for the redevelopment of renewal areas; or to undertake such of the aforesaid activities or other feasible activities as may be suitably employed to achieve the objectives of such a program.

L.1968, c. 404, s. 20.

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