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a blight on the land

Something that is environmentally harmful or destructive. Opponents of hydraulic fracturing see it as a blight on the land.
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blight on the land

Fig. something that harms the land or the enviornment. Your garage is ugly! No, it's a blight on the land!
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Grants like this will help clean up blighted properties, make neighborhoods more safe, and strengthen our communities.
To target an area for redevelopment within the context of a redevelopment plan, and permit the use of most economic development incentives such as TIF, the municipality needs to create a redevelopment area by declaring the area blighted.
The blighted trees were at slightly lower elevations than healthy palms located within the forest proper.
that the area was blighted, since the project could not go forward
20) The original language of the statute was designed to prevent the government from condemning property unless "'each parcel of [the] property' was blighted.
California law requires that a property in question be determined to be blighted - though the state's definition of ``blighted'' is loose enough to take in vacant land, shopping centers with lots of empty stores and areas with bad drainage - but Antonovich plans to question if the Supreme Court's ruling will supersede state law.
MY 35-year-old friend has just had her second miscarriage due to a blighted ovum.
Once king of the eastern forests, the American chestnut is today little more than a blighted relic.
Some plant pathologists have treated blighted chestnuts with naturally hypovirulent fungus.
The City's actions have delayed Palmer's efforts to redevelop a blighted area and to build desperately needed housing," said Reznik.
area or property is blighted is merely a label that is a necessary legal
Blighted tubers have a firm reddish-brown rot, which when invaded by other organisms produces a foul smell.
For purposes of private redevelopment, property cannot be condemned as blighted unless the area has become both an economic and a social liability, according to the Supreme Court of Missouri.
Originally used to help revive blighted or depressed areas, TIFs now appear in affluent neighborhoods, subsidizing high-end housing developments, big-box retailers, and shopping malls.