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66.1301(3)(g) (g) "Development plan" means a plan for the redevelopment of all or any part of an area, and includes any amendments that are approved in accordance with the requirements of s. 66.1305 (1).
66.1301(3)(h) (h) "Local governing body" means a common council, council, commission or other board or body vested by the charter of a city or other law with jurisdiction to adopt or enact ordinances or local laws.
66.1301(3)(n) (n) "Mortgage" means a mortgage, trust indenture, deed of trust, building and loan contract or other instrument creating a lien on real property, and the indebtedness secured by each of them.
66.1301(3)(o) (o) "Neighborhood unit" means a primarily residential district having the facilities necessary for well-rounded family living, such as schools, parks, playgrounds, parking areas and local shopping districts.
66.1301(3)(p) (p) "Planning commission" means the official bureau, board, commission or agency of a city that is authorized to prepare, adopt, amend or modify a master plan for the development of the city.
66.1301(3)(q) (q) "Real property" includes lands, buildings, improvements, land under water, waterfront property, and any easements, franchises and hereditaments, corporeal or incorporeal, and every estate, interest, privilege, easement, franchise and right in or appurtenant to the real property, legal or equitable, including rights-of-way, terms for years and liens, charges, or encumbrances by mortgage, judgment or otherwise.
66.1301(3)(r) (r) "Redevelopment" means the clearance, replanning, reconstruction or rehabilitation of an area or part of an area, and the provision of industrial, commercial, residential or public structures or spaces as may be appropriate, including recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant to the structures or spaces.
66.1301(3)(s) (s) "Redevelopment corporation" means a corporation carrying out a redevelopment plan under ss. 66.1301 to 66.1329.
66.1301 History History: 1975 c. 94; 1981 c. 112; 1989 a. 31; 1993 a. 184; 1995 a. 225; 1999 a. 150 ss. 398 to 401; Stats. 1999 66.1301; 2009 a. 95.
66.1303 66.1303 Urban redevelopment; plans, approval.
66.1303(1) (1) A development plan shall contain the information that the planning commission requires, including all of the following:
66.1303(1)(a) (a) A metes and bounds description of the development area.
66.1303(1)(b) (b) A statement of the real property in the development area fee title to which the city proposes to acquire and a statement of the interests to be acquired in any other real property by the city.
66.1303(1)(c) (c) A statement of the various stages, if more than one is intended, by which the development is proposed to be constructed or undertaken, and the time limit for the completion of each stage, together with a metes and bounds description of the real property to be included in each stage.
66.1303(1)(d) (d) A statement of the existing buildings or improvements in the development area, to be demolished immediately.
66.1303(1)(e) (e) A statement of the existing buildings or improvements, in the development area not to be demolished immediately and the approximate period of time during which the demolition of each building or improvement is to take place.
66.1303(1)(f) (f) A statement of the proposed improvements to each building not to be demolished immediately, any proposed repairs or alterations to the building, and the approximate period of time during which improvements, repairs or alterations are to be made.
66.1303(1)(g) (g) A statement of the type, number and character of each new industrial, commercial, residential or other building or improvement to be erected or made and a statement of the maximum limitations upon the bulk of buildings or improvements to be permitted at various stages of the development plan.
66.1303(1)(h) (h) A statement of those portions of the development area which may be permitted or will be required to be left as open space, the use to which each open space is to be put, the period of time each open space will be required to remain an open space and the manner in which it will be improved and maintained.
66.1303(1)(i) (i) A statement of the proposed changes in zoning ordinances or maps, necessary or desirable for the development and its protection against blighting influences.
66.1303(1)(j) (j) A statement of the proposed changes in streets or street levels and of proposed street closings.
66.1303(1)(k) (k) A statement of the character of the existing dwelling accommodations in the development area, the approximate number of families residing in the development area, together with a schedule of the rentals being paid by them, and a schedule of the vacancies in the accommodations, together with the rental demanded for the vacant accommodations.
66.1303(1)(L) (L) A statement of the character, approximate number of units, approximate rentals and approximate date of availability of the proposed dwelling accommodations to be furnished during construction and upon completion of the development.
66.1303(1)(m) (m) A statement of the proposed method of financing the development, in sufficient detail to evidence the probability that the redevelopment corporation will be able to finance or arrange to finance the development.
66.1303(1)(n) (n) A statement of persons who it is proposed will be active in or associated with the management of the redevelopment corporation during a period of at least one year from the date of the approval of the development plan.
66.1303(1)(o) (o) Other statements or material that are considered relevant by the applicant, including suggestions for the clearance, replanning, reconstruction or rehabilitation of one or more areas which may be larger than the development area but which include it, and any other provisions for redevelopment.
66.1303(2) (2) No development may be initiated until the adoption of a resolution of approval of the development plan by both the planning commission and the local governing body.
66.1303(3) (3) The planning commission may approve a development plan after a public hearing, and shall determine all of the following:
66.1303(3)(a) (a) That the area within which the development area is included is substandard or insanitary and that the redevelopment of the development area in accordance with the development plan is necessary or advisable to effectuate the public purposes declared in s. 66.1301 (2); if the area is comprised of vacant land it shall be established that the vacant land impairs the economic value of surrounding areas in accordance with the general purposes expressed in s. 66.1301 (2).
66.1303(3)(b) (b) That the development plan is in accord with the master plan of the city.
66.1303(3)(c) (c) That the development area is not less than 100,000 square feet in area, except that it may be smaller in area when undertaken in connection with a public improvement if it is of sufficient size to allow its redevelopment in an efficient and economically satisfactory manner and to contribute substantially to the improvement of the area in which the development is located. If the local governing body makes a finding to the effect that an area is in urgent need of development, and that development will contribute to the progress and expansion of an area whose economic growth is vital to the community, the development area may not be less than 25,000 square feet subject to the requirements of par. (d).
66.1303(3)(d) (d) That the various stages by which the development is proposed to be constructed or undertaken, as stated in the development plan, are practicable and in the public interest and where the area to be developed consists either of vacant land or of substandard or insanitary buildings or structures as provided in s. 66.1301 (3) (a), and the area is less than 100,000 square feet but more than 25,000 square feet as provided in par. (c) then the new structures to be constructed on the vacant land may not be less than 1,000,000 cubic feet.
66.1303(3)(e) (e) That the public facilities, based on whether the development is residential, industrial or commercial, are adequate or will be adequate at the time that the development is ready for use to serve the development area.
66.1303(3)(f) (f) That the proposed changes in the city map, in zoning ordinances or maps and in streets and street levels, or any proposed street closings, are necessary or desirable for the development and its protection against blighting influences and for the city.
66.1303(3)(g) (g) Upon data submitted by or on behalf of the redevelopment corporation, or upon data otherwise available to the planning commission, that there will be available for occupation by families then occupying dwelling accommodations in the development area legal accommodations at substantially similar rentals in the development area or elsewhere in a suitable location in the city, and that implementing the development plan will not cause undue hardship to those families. The notice of the public hearing to be held by the planning commission prior to its approval of the development plan shall contain separate statements to the effect that before the development plan is approved, the planning commission must make the determination required in this paragraph, and that if the development plan is approved, real property in the development area is subject to condemnation.
66.1303(3m) (3m) A determination made under sub. (3) is conclusive evidence of the facts so determined except upon proof of fraud or willful misfeasance. In arriving at the determination, the planning commission shall consider only those elements of the development plan relevant to the determination under sub. (3) and to the type of development which is physically desirable for the development area concerned from a city planning viewpoint, and from a neighborhood unit viewpoint, if the development plan provides that the development area is to be primarily residential.
66.1303(4) (4) The local governing body, by a two-thirds vote of the members-elect, may approve a development plan, but no resolution of approval may be adopted by it unless the planning commission has first approved the development plan and the plan and planning commission determination have been filed with the local governing body and unless the local governing body determines all of the following:
66.1303(4)(a) (a) That the proposed method of financing the development is feasible and that it is probable that the redevelopment corporation will be able to finance or arrange to finance the development.
66.1303(4)(b) (b) That the persons who it is proposed will be active in or associated with the management of the redevelopment corporation during a period of at least one year from the date of the approval of the development plan have sufficient ability and experience to cause the development to be undertaken, consummated and managed in a satisfactory manner.
66.1303(4m) (4m) A determination under sub. (4) is conclusive evidence of the facts determined except upon proof of fraud or willful misfeasance. In considering whether a resolution of approval of the development plan will be adopted, the local governing body shall consider those elements of the development plan relevant to the determination under sub. (4).
66.1303(5) (5) The planning commission and the local governing body, by a two-thirds vote of the members-elect, may approve an amendment to a development plan, if an application for the amendment has been filed with the planning commission by the redevelopment corporation containing that part of the material required by sub. (1) which is relevant to the proposed amendment and if the planning commission and the local governing body make the determinations required by sub. (3) or (4) which are relevant to the proposed amendment.
66.1303(6) (6) The planning commission and the local governing body may, for the guidance of prospective proponents of development plans, fix general standards to which a development plan shall conform. Variations from the standards may be allowed for the accomplishment of the purposes of ss. 66.1301 to 66.1329. The standards may contain provisions more restrictive than those imposed by applicable planning, zoning, sanitary and building laws, ordinances and regulations.
66.1303(7) (7) Local housing authorities organized under ss. 66.1201 to 66.1211, redevelopment authorities organized under s. 66.1333, and community development authorities organized under s. 66.1335 may render advisory services in connection with the preliminary surveys, studies and preparation of a development plan as requested by the city planning commission or the local governing body and charge fees for advisory services based on their actual cost.
66.1303(8) (8) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the local legislative body may designate, by ordinance or resolution, the local housing authority, the local redevelopment authority, or both jointly, or the local community development authority, to perform all acts, except the development of the general plan of the city, which are otherwise performed by the planning commission under ss. 66.1301 to 66.1329.
66.1303 History History: 1975 c. 311; 1999 a. 150 ss. 402 to 407; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1303.
66.1305 66.1305 Redevelopment corporations; limitations; incubator.
66.1305(1)(1) No redevelopment corporation may do any of the following:
66.1305(1)(a) (a) Undertake any clearance, reconstruction, improvement, alteration or construction in connection with any development until the approvals required by s. 66.1303 have been made.
66.1305(1)(b) (b) Amend the development plan until the planning commission and the local governing body have approved that portion of the amendment relevant to the determination required to be made by it as set forth in s. 66.1303.
66.1305(1)(c) (c) After a development has been commenced, sell, transfer or assign any real property in the development area without first obtaining the consent of the local governing body. Consent may be withheld only if the sale, transfer or assignment is made for the purpose of evading the provisions of ss. 66.1301 to 66.1329.
66.1305(1)(d) (d) Pay compensation to its officers or employees in an amount greater than the limit contained in the development plan, or if a default of the development plan occurs, then in an amount greater than the reasonable value of the services performed by the officers or employees.
66.1305(1)(e) (e) Lease an entire building or improvement in the development area to any person or corporation without obtaining the approval of the local governing body which may be withheld only if the lease is being made for the purpose of evading the provisions of ss. 66.1301 to 66.1329.
66.1305(1)(f) (f) Mortgage any of its real property without obtaining the approval of the local governing body.
66.1305(1)(g) (g) Make any guarantee without obtaining the approval of the local governing body.
66.1305(1)(h) (h) Dissolve without obtaining the approval of the local governing body, which may be given upon conditions deemed necessary or appropriate to the protection of the interest of the city in the proceeds of the sale of the real property as to any property or work turned into the development by the city. The approval shall be endorsed on the certificate of dissolution and the certificate may not be filed in the office of the secretary of state in the absence of the endorsement.
66.1305(1)(i) (i) Reorganize without obtaining the approval of the local governing body.
66.1305(2) (2)
66.1305(2)(a)(a) In this subsection:
66.1305(2)(a)1. 1. "Arts incubator" has the meaning given in s. 41.60 (1) (a).
66.1305(2)(a)2. 2. "Technology-based incubator" means a facility that provides a new or expanding technically-oriented business with all of the following:
66.1305(2)(a)2.a. a. Office and laboratory space.
66.1305(2)(a)2.b. b. Shared clerical and other support service.
66.1305(2)(a)2.c. c. Managerial and technical assistance.
66.1305(2)(b) (b) A redevelopment corporation may do all of the following:
66.1305(2)(b)1. 1. Study the feasibility and initial design for an arts incubator in the development area where the redevelopment corporation operates.
66.1305(2)(b)2. 2. Develop and operate an arts incubator in the development area where the redevelopment corporation operates.
66.1305(2)(b)3. 3. Apply for a grant or loan under s. 41.60 in connection with an arts incubator.
66.1305(2)(c) (c) A redevelopment corporation may, if consistent with a development plan, do all of the following:
66.1305(2)(c)1. 1. Study the feasibility and initial design for a technology-based incubator in the development area where the redevelopment corporation operates.
66.1305(2)(c)2. 2. Develop and operate a technology-based incubator in the development area where the redevelopment corporation operates.
66.1305 History History: 1981 c. 314; 1989 a. 31; 1993 a. 16; 1999 a. 150 s. 408; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1305; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32.
66.1307 66.1307 Urban redevelopment; regulation of corporations.
66.1307(1)(1) Application of other corporation laws to redevelopment corporations. The provisions of the general corporation law apply to redevelopment corporations, unless the provisions are in conflict with the provisions of ss. 66.1301 to 66.1329.
66.1307(2) (2)Consideration for issuance of stock, bonds or income debentures.
66.1307(2)(a)(a) No redevelopment corporation may issue stocks, bonds or income debentures, except for money or property actually received for the use and lawful purposes of the corporation or services actually performed for the corporation.
66.1307(2)(b) (b) A redevelopment corporation may pay interest on its income debentures or dividends on its stock during any dividend year, unless, at the time of an intended payment, a default exists under any amortization requirements with respect to its indebtedness.
66.1307(3) (3)Determination of development cost.
66.1307(3)(a)(a) Upon the completion of a development a redevelopment corporation shall, or upon the completion of a principal part of a development a redevelopment corporation may, file with the planning commission an audited statement of the development cost. Within a reasonable time after the filing of the statement, the planning commission shall determine the development cost applicable to the development or portion of the development and shall issue to the redevelopment corporation a certificate stating the amount of the development cost so determined.
66.1307(3)(b) (b) A redevelopment corporation may, whether prior or subsequent to the undertaking of any contract or expense, apply to the planning commission for a ruling as to whether any particular item and amount of cost may be included in development cost when finally determined by the planning commission. The planning commission shall, within a reasonable time after the application, render a ruling, and if it is ruled that any item of cost may be included in development cost, the amount of the cost shall be included in development cost when finally determined.
66.1307(4) (4)Regulation of redevelopment corporations. A redevelopment corporation shall do all of the following:
66.1307(4)(a) (a) Furnish to the planning commission financial information, statements, audited reports or other material that the commission requires, each of which shall conform to such standards of accounting and financial procedure that the planning commission by general regulation prescribes, except that the planning commission may not require a regular report more often than once every 6 months.
66.1307(4)(b) (b) Establish and maintain depreciation and other reserves, surplus and other accounts that the planning commission reasonably requires.
66.1307 History History: 1999 a. 150 ss. 409, 410, 412.
66.1309 66.1309 Urban redevelopment; transfer of land.
66.1309(1) (1) In this section:
66.1309(1)(a) (a) "Bank" means a corporation organized under or subject to the provisions of the banking law.
66.1309(1)(b) (b) "Conservator" means any of the following:
66.1309(1)(b)1. 1. The division of banking as conservator, liquidator, or rehabilitator of any person, partnership, or corporation, and persons, partnerships, and corporations organized under or subject to the provisions of the banking law.
66.1309(1)(b)2. 2. The commissioner of insurance as conservator, liquidator, or rehabilitator of any person, partnership, or corporation.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)