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The public comment period on the Policies and Procedures is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated in the public process. The Public Engagement Process Findings Report summarizes the community process and the recommendations made to the PLB by residents and stakeholders. Comments and feedback received during the public process were incorporated into the final document.

This is an exciting time for the City of Pittsburgh and for our communities to enable the Land Bank as a tool to return distressed property back to productive use through equitable, transparent, and public processes. Doing so will revitalize neighborhoods, strengthen the City of Pittsburgh’s tax base, and support socially and economically diverse communities.

The Policies and Procedures will guide how the Land Bank operates day-to-day – what it prioritizes, how it makes its decisions, and how an individual interacts with the Land Bank. The entirety of the final Policies and Procedures is available to read as a downloadable PDF. You’ll also find links to other resources on this website, including the relevant state and local laws which enabled the creation of the PLB and got us started on this path.

A very special Thank You to the Lucas County Land Bank for sharing their 3rd edition Policies and Procedures with us to use as a baseline from which to build our own draft.

The Process

Read a summary of the community process in the Public Engagement Process Findings Report

In March and April 2017, the PLB Board of Directors, working with a team of consultants, hosted five citywide public input meetings spread throughout the general areas of the City – North, South, East, West, and Central. Each meeting was open to anyone who wished to attend, and the meeting dates and locations were advertised on this website and in various other publications and media as soon as they were scheduled.

At the conclusion of all five citywide meetings, the PLB Board collected all of the input received – from the meetings, via this website, and at its monthly board meetings – and made changes to the draft Policies and Procedures accordingly.

After final approval by the PLB board, the draft Policies & Procedures will then be turned into a final version and sent to Pittsburgh City Council for adoption, following the City Council process.

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