Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 55. Housing, Public Buildings, Urban Renewal, and Regional Housing Authorities
Section 680. Urban Renewal Projects; Definition.
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AS 18.55.680. Urban Renewal Projects; Definition.

(a) In addition to the power given under AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960, the corporation may plan and undertake an urban renewal project. In AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960 an urban renewal project includes undertaking and activity for the elimination and prevention of the development or spread of slums or blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating areas. An urban renewal project may involve any work or undertaking for this purpose that constitutes a redevelopment project or any rehabilitation or conservation work or any combination of an undertaking or work.

(b) Rehabilitation or conservation work includes

(1) carrying out plans for a program of voluntary or compulsory repair and rehabilitation of buildings or other improvements;

(2) acquisition of real property and demolition, removal, or rehabilitation of buildings and improvements from it where necessary to eliminate unhealthful, insanitary, or unsafe conditions, lessen density, reduce traffic hazards, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare, or to otherwise remove or prevent the spread of blight or deterioration, or to provide land for needed public facilities;

(3) installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets, utilities, parks, playgrounds, and other improvements necessary for carrying out the objectives of the urban renewal project; and

(4) the disposition, for uses in accordance with the objectives of the urban renewal project, of any property or part of property acquired in the area of the project; disposition shall be in the manner prescribed in AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960 for the disposition of property in a redevelopment project area.

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