The Agency is proposing adoption of Amendment No. 4 for the purpose of adding territory variously located around the City to the existing Merged Project Area. The Added Territory, as proposed, consists of 331 acres, 74 acres of which are located in unincorporated County but within the City's Sphere of Influence (Urban Development Boundary), part of which is sometimes referred to as "North Dinuba." Variously situated in the City's north, northwest, south and east but contiguous to the Merged Project Area, the specific location and boundaries of the Added Territory is more than 80 percent urbanized, a requirement of the CCRL, and, because it is generally situated just within or, in the case of the County Territory, just outside the City's incorporated limits, the Added Territory is surrounded by settings ranging from urban to rural in character. The westernmost portion of the Added Territory lies along and on either side of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad, owned by RailAmerica, a short-line, regional railroad operator. The need to prepare and adopt an Amended Plan has been determined by the City Council an the Agency as a means to help eliminate blight in the Added Territory, upgrade public facilities and infrastructure, promote and facilitate economic development and job growth, provide additional affordable housing opportunities for qualifying persons/families in the Added Territory and surrounding community.