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Section 207.654

COMMERCIAL REDEVELOPMENT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 255 of 1978


207.654 Definitions; L to T.

Sec. 4.

(1) "Local governmental unit" means, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a city, village, or township. For local governmental units designating a commercial redevelopment district after June 30, 2008, local governmental unit means a city or village.

(2) "New facility" means 1 of the following:

(a) Through June 30, 2008, new commercial property other than a replacement facility to be built in a redevelopment district.

(b) Beginning July 1, 2008, new commercial property other than a replacement facility to be built in a redevelopment district that meets all of the following:

(i) Is located on property that is zoned to allow for mixed use that includes high-density residential use.

(ii) Is located in a qualified downtown revitalization district as defined in section 2 of the neighborhood enterprise zone act, 1992 PA 147, MCL 207.772.

(iii) The local governmental unit in which the new facility is to be located does all of the following:

(A) Establishes and implements an expedited local permitting and inspection process in the commercial redevelopment district.

(B) By resolution provides for walkable nonmotorized interconnections, including sidewalks and streetscapes throughout the commercial redevelopment district.

(3) "Obsolete commercial property" means commercial property the condition of which is impaired due to changes in design, construction, technology, or improved production processes, or damage due to fire, natural disaster, or general neglect.

(4) "Replacement" means the complete or partial demolition of obsolete commercial property and the complete or partial reconstruction or installation of new property of similar utility.

(5) "Replacement facility" means 1 of the following:

(a) Through June 30, 2008, commercial property on the same or contiguous land within the district which land is or is to be acquired, constructed, altered, or installed for the purpose of being substituted for obsolete commercial property together with any part of the old altered property that remains for use as commercial property after the replacement.

(b) Beginning July 1, 2008, commercial property on the same or contiguous land within the district which land is or is to be acquired, constructed, altered, or installed for the purpose of being substituted for obsolete commercial property and any part of the old altered property that remains for use as commercial property after the replacement, that meets all of the following:

(i) Is located on property that is zoned to allow for mixed use that includes high-density residential use.

(ii) Is located in a qualified downtown revitalization district as defined in section 2 of the neighborhood enterprise zone act, 1992 PA 147, MCL 207.772.

(iii) The local governmental unit in which the replacement facility is to be located does all of the following:

(A) Establishes and implements an expedited local permitting and inspection process in the commercial redevelopment district.

(B) By resolution provides for walkable nonmotorized interconnections, including sidewalks and streetscapes throughout the commercial redevelopment district.

(6) "Restoration" means changes to obsolete commercial property other than replacement as may be required to restore the property, together with all appurtenances thereto, to an economically efficient condition. Restoration includes major renovation including but not limited to the improvement of floor loads, correction of deficient or excessive height, new or improved fixed building equipment, including heating, ventilation, and lighting, reducing multistory facilities to 1 or 2 stories, improved structural support including foundations, improved roof structure and cover, floor replacement, improved wall placement, improved exterior and interior appearance of buildings, and other physical changes required to restore the commercial property to an economically efficient condition. Restoration does not include improvements aggregating less than 10% of the true cash value of the property at commencement of the restoration of the commercial property.

(7) "Restored facility" means a facility that has undergone restoration.

(8) "State equalized valuation" means the valuation determined under 1911 PA 44, MCL 209.1 to 209.8.

(9) "Transit-oriented development" means infrastructure improvements that are located within 1/2 mile of a transit station or transit-oriented facility that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use.

(10) "Transit-oriented facility" means a facility that houses a transit station in a manner that promotes transit ridership or passenger rail use.


History: 1978, Act 255, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1978 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 227, Imd. Eff. July 17, 2008 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 244, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 2010


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