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Welcome!

This website for the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) is currently focused on gathering public input into the PLB’s inaugural Policies and Procedures. 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.

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 entirety of the draft Policies and Procedures is available to read as a downloadable PDF as well as by section for your consideration and feedback. 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

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 be 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 is making adjustments to the Policies & Procedures as they determine best.

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.

We want to hear from you!

There are three main ways for you to provide your thoughts:

  1. Stay Informed

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  2. Attend a meeting

    • We will be hosting five community meetings throughout the City starting in early March to hear your feedback. Click here to RSVP to a meeting near you.
    • The Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors meets monthly. Public comment is taken at the beginning of every meeting. The meetings are the second Friday monthly at 1pm in City Council chambers. See here for the full schedule.
  3. Review the document and provide feedback. The deadline to submit feedback is Wednesday, April 12th!

    We have provided the full text of the Policies and Procedures for your review and a Frequently Asked Questions page that summarizes the Policies and Procedures, with places for your input.

Estamos aceptando comentarios sobre las regulaciones y procedimientos del Pittsburgh Land Bank en este website y por email. Las regulaciones están en forma preliminar, y estamos aceptando comentarios hasta el 9 de Abril para considerarlos en la preparación de la versión final. Por favor dejar sus comentarios en este website, o enviar un email a engage@landbankpgh.org.

Aunque no podemos traducir todos los documentos en este momento, si podemos recibir sus comentarios en español. Esperamos poder ofrecer más recursos en español en el futuro, pero para mientras apreciamos su interés en el proceso. Gracias por su paciencia y participación.

Thank you in advance for your careful consideration and thoughtful feedback as the Board works to ensure the Pittsburgh Land Bank is positioned to be as effective as possible in addressing the needs and challenges of Pittsburgh’s many diverse neighborhoods.

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