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03-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The disposition of land in our neighborhoods should be an important issue to every Pittsburgh resident. Land is a finite resource, and the Pittsburgh Land Bank has the potential to unlock currently vacant land and be a tool to revitalize currently abandoned houses. However, it’s important for the public as individuals and as groups to [...]

02-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Policy, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

On February 10, 2017, the Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors released the long-awaited Policies and Procedures draft. The draft document can be read in full and in a summarized version on the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) website. The PLB Board encourages all interested parties in the City of Pittsburgh to read and submit feedback both [...]

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Policy, Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Pittsburgh Land Bank continues to be an important issue for PCRG and its member organizations as it moves ever closer to becoming fully operational. On October 12, 13, and 14, PCRG members participated in discussions concerning their priorities for the Land Bank and expectations for an inclusive community input process around the Policies and [...]

10-11-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Events, News, Policy, Programs

Every eighteen months, the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference takes place in different American city. On September 28-30, over 1,000 community development professionals gathered in Baltimore to attend this year’s conference. PCRG staff attended RVP 2016 to learn more about vacant properties and network with community development professionals from around the country. Sessions on land banks, code enforcement, [...]

07-9-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Members, News, Policy, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

On Monday, July 6th at 1pm in City Council chambers, the six (6) appointed members of the full Pittsburgh Land Bank Board met for the first time. A historic moment for the City, after 15 minutes of public comment and a crowded room, they moved to the business of the meeting: The board elected Councilman [...]

In preparation for the inaugural land bank board meeting on Monday, July 6 (from 1-3PM in City Council Chambers - 414 Grant Street #510, Pittsburgh, PA 15219), we felt it was important to remind everyone of the important work done by PCRG’s members and partners in the creation of a responsible and equitable Land Bank. You [...]