2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 3-46-10 — Definition; blighted area.

3-46-10. Definition; blighted area.

As used in the Urban Renewal Law [ 3-46-1 to 3-46-45 NMSA 1978], "blighted area" means an area, other than a slum area, which, by reason of the presence of a substantial number of slum, deteriorated or deteriorating structures, predominance of defective or inadequate street layout, faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility or usefulness, unsanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site or other improvements, diversity of ownership, tax or special assessment delinquency exceeding the fair value of the land, defective or unusual conditions of title, improper subdivisions or obsolete platting, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire or other causes, or any combination of such factors, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of a municipality, retards the provisions of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability and is a menace to the public health, safety, morals or welfare in its present condition and use; provided, that if such blighted area consists of open or predominantly open land the conditions contained in the proviso in Subsection D of Section 3-46-30 NMSA 1978 shall apply.   

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