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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Heading of Division 24 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1137. )


  ( Part 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812. )

CHAPTER 1. General [33000 - 33080.8]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812. )

ARTICLE 2. Redevelopment [33020 - 33022]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812. )


“Redevelopment” means the planning, development, replanning, redesign, clearance, reconstruction, or rehabilitation, or any combination of these, of all or part of a survey area, and the provision of those residential, commercial, industrial, public, or other structures or spaces as may be appropriate or necessary in the interest of the general welfare, including recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant to them and payments to school and community college districts in the fiscal years specified in Sections 33681, 33681.5, 33681.7, 33681.9, and 33681.12.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 211, Sec. 11. Effective August 5, 2004.)


In addition to Section 33020, “redevelopment” also means payments to school districts in the fiscal years specified in Sections 33690 and 33690.5.

(Added by Stats. 2009, 4th Ex. Sess., Ch. 21, Sec. 2. (AB 26 4x) Effective October 23, 2009.)


Redevelopment includes:

(a)  The alteration, improvement, modernization, reconstruction, or rehabilitation, or any combination of these, of existing structures in a project area.

(b)  Provision for open-space types of use, such as streets and other public grounds and space around buildings, and public or private buildings, structures and improvements, and improvements of public or private recreation areas and other public grounds.

(c)  The replanning or redesign or original development of undeveloped areas as to which either of the following conditions exist.

(1)  The areas are stagnant or improperly utilized because of defective or inadequate street layout, faulty lot layout in relation to size, shape, accessibility, or usefulness, or for other causes.

(2)  The areas require replanning and land assembly for reclamation or development in the interest of the general welfare because of widely scattered ownership, tax delinquency, or other reasons.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 799, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)


In a city and county, redevelopment includes improving, increasing, or preserving emergency shelters for homeless persons or households. These shelters may be located within or outside of established redevelopment project areas. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, only redevelopment funds other than those available pursuant to Section 33334.3 may be used to finance these activities.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1192, Sec. 1. Effective October 14, 1991.)


Redevelopment does not exclude the continuance of existing buildings or uses whose demolition and rebuilding or change of use are not deemed essential to the redevelopment and rehabilitation of the area.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

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