Article III. Definitions

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Act. The Land Bank Law, Act 153 of 2012, codified at Title 68 Pa.C.S.A. §2101 et seq. and any successor law.
Adopted or Accepted Plans. Neighborhood Plans as may be approved by the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission.

City. The City of Pittsburgh, a Home Rule Municipality.

City Agency or City Agencies. Any locally-controlled public or quasi-government agency, including Commonwealth Authorities, operating wholly within the boundaries of the City of Pittsburgh, including: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Sports and Exhibition Authority, and the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Commercial Property. Any non-residential property, including commercial, industrial and mixed use properties and residential properties with five or more units.

Consideration Amount. The good and valuable consideration for the transfer of Real Property at an amount as determined by the PLB.

Cooperation Agreements. PLB agreements with City Agencies regarding PLB property acquisitions and dispositions that
provide for coordination, alignment, and efficiencies.

County. County of Allegheny.

Development Plan. A comprehensive plan for the development or redevelopment of commercial property submitted by a Qualified End User for approval by the PLB.

ICA or ICAs. Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreements as authorized by state law between PLB and any Taxing Jurisdiction regarding tax sale procedures, or discharge of tax liens or municipal claims, or remittance real estate tax collection on Real Property disposed of by the PLB.

Major Commercial Property. Any commercial property with a gross building area of 10,000 square feet or more or occupying land one (1) acre or more.

Ordinance. Pittsburgh Ordinance 2014-25 creating the Pittsburgh Land Bank.

Pittsburgh Land Bank or PLB. The Corporation or the PLB Chair or Chair’s designee, as context requires.

Property Costs. The aggregate costs and expenses of the PLB attributable to the specific property in question, including costs of acquisition, maintenance, repair, demolition, marketing of the property, and indirect costs of the operations of the PLB allocable to the property.

Qualified End User. An individual or business entity that, in addition to any specific requirements determined to be appropriate by the PLB, meets the general criteria as outlined in section 6.03(A)(i) of these Policies as Procedures, as amended.

Real Property. As defined in the Act, land and all structures and fixtures thereon and all estates and interests in land, including easements, covenants and leaseholders.

School District. The School District of Pittsburgh

Side Yard Program. The City Side Yard Sale Program, per §452.01(c) of the Pittsburgh Municipal Code and corresponding City policy and programming.

Taxing Jurisdiction or Tax/Municipal Claim Jurisdiction. A county, city, borough, incorporated town, township, school district, or a body politic and corporate created as a municipal authority pursuant to law (municipal or local authority). who may have claims against property that is subject to delinquent tax enforcement procedures.

Urban Redevelopment Authority, or URA. A Redevelopment Authority, organized and existing under the Urban Redevelopment Law, 35 P.S. §1701 et seq.