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SECTION 6-0103
Definitions
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 6
§ 6-0103. Definitions.

As used in this article:

1. "Criteria" shall mean the state smart growth public infrastructure
criteria provided in section 6-0107 of this article.

2. "State infrastructure agency" shall mean the department, the
department of transportation, the department of education, the
department of health, the department of state, the New York state
environmental facilities corporation, the New York state housing finance
agency, the housing trust fund corporation, the dormitory authority, the
thruway authority, the port authority of New York and New Jersey, the
empire state development corporation, the New York state urban
development corporation and all other New York authorities. Any
subsidiary of, or corporation with the same members or directors as, a
public benefit corporation identified in this subdivision shall also be
deemed to be within the definition of state infrastructure agency under
this article.

3. "Municipal centers" shall mean areas of concentrated and mixed land
uses that serve as centers for various activities, including, but not
limited to, central business districts, main streets, downtown areas,
brownfield opportunity areas, downtown areas of local waterfront
revitalization program areas, transit-oriented development,
environmental justice areas, and hardship areas. Municipal centers shall
also include: areas adjacent to municipal centers, as defined in this
subdivision, which have clearly defined borders, are designated for
concentrated development in the future in a municipal or regional
comprehensive plan, and exhibit strong land use, transportation,
infrastructure and economic connections to a municipal center; and areas
designated in a municipal or comprehensive plan, and appropriately zoned
in a municipal zoning ordinance, as a future municipal center.