Oregon Statutes - Chapter 457 - Urban Renewal - Section 457.160 - Exception to plan requirements for disaster areas.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of ORS chapters 455 and 456 or this chapter and ORS 446.515 to 446.547, where the governing body of a municipality certifies that an area is in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation as a result of a flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm or other catastrophe respecting which the Governor has certified the need for disaster assistance under federal law, the governing body may declare a need for an urban renewal agency, if necessary, and may approve an urban renewal plan and an urban renewal project for such area without regard to the provisions requiring:

(1) That the urban renewal plan conform to the comprehensive plan and economic development plan, if any, for the municipality as a whole.

(2) That the urban renewal area be a blighted area. [1957 c.456 §15; 1979 c.621 §18; 1993 c.18 §114]

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