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1. Where eminent domain authority is based upon a determination that a defined area is blighted, the condemning authority shall individually consider each parcel of property in the defined area with regard to whether the property meets the relevant statutory definition of blight. If the condemning authority finds a preponderance of the defined redevelopment area is blighted, it may proceed with condemnation of any parcels in such area.
2. No action to acquire property by eminent domain within a redevelopment area shall be commenced later than five years from the date of the legislative determination, by ordinance, or otherwise, that the property is blighted, substandard, contains unsanitary conditions, or is eligible for classification within a conservation area as defined in section 99.805. However, such determination may be renewed for successive five-year periods by the legislative body.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVI. Statutory Actions and Torts § 523.274. Condemnation of blighted land, time limit - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-xxxvi-statutory-actions-and-torts/mo-rev-st-523-274.html
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