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116J.562 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope of application. For purposes of sections 116J.561 to 116J.565, the terms in subdivisions 2 to 5 have the meanings given.

Subd. 2. Redevelopment costs or costs. "Redevelopment costs" or "costs" means the costs of land acquisition, stabilizing unstable soils when infill is required, demolition, infrastructure improvement, and ponding, or other environmental infrastructure.

Subd. 3. Development authority. "Development authority" includes a statutory or home rule charter city, county, housing and redevelopment authority, economic development authority, and port authority.

Subd. 4. Metropolitan area. "Metropolitan area" means the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.

Subd. 5. Municipality. "Municipality" means the statutory or home rule charter city, town, or, in the case of unorganized territory, county in which the redevelopment is located.

Subd. 6. Public benefits. "Public benefits" include job creation, environmental benefits to the state and region, efficient use of public transportation, efficient use of existing infrastructure, provision of affordable housing, multiuse development that constitutes community rebuilding rather than single-use development, crime reduction, blight reduction, community stabilization, and property tax base maintenance or improvement.

HIST: 1998 c 404 s 42; 1999 c 203 s 5

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