What is "blight"?

Blight is a legal term used to determine whether a neighborhood or commercial area can qualify for redevelopment or rehabilitation through urban renewal. Not every home or building in an urban renewal area is considered blighted. Some areas that qualify for redevelopment may have well-maintained homes or businesses interspersed among deteriorating structures and other conditions of blight. It is important to remember that the term blight can often feel subjective or vague. Because of this, Colorado Urban Renewal Law defines "conditions of blight.” To learn more about what is considered blight, please refer to Urban Renewal Definitions C.R.S. 31-25-103

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1. About LURA
2. What is urban renewal?
3. What is "blight"?
4. What is Tax Increment Financing?
5. What is LURA's role in the community?
6. Why is urban renewal important?
7. What financing is available through LURA?
8. Does being in an urban renewal area affect my property tax or property value?
9. Why would I, a property/business owner, want to be included in an urban renewal area? What will the urban renewal plan do for me?
10. Does LURA only work on redevelopment and demolition projects?
11. How long does urban renewal last?
12. How can I get in contact?