HB 174 – Amendments to Urban Redevelopment Law

Amend Chapter 61 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the “Urban Redevelopment Law,” so as to include blighted areas; to modernize terminology; to provide for the use of surface transportation projects in urban redevelopment areas. The bill revises the definition of “blight,” replaces the term “slum” with “blighted area” and “pockets of blight” and including transit facilities, sidewalks, streetscapes, trails, and bicycle facilities as allowable restoration and redevelopment efforts.

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