About Us

Who We Are


The Land Bank is an extension of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland. Land Bank's were enacted in December of 2012 for any city, borough, county, township, or incorporated town with a population of 10,000 residents or more. Land Bank legislation came about as a result of these municipalities finding themselves in difficult scenarios while redeveloping property within their boundaries. A Land Bank can over the tools and powers necessary to obtain site control and move forward with an action plan. Currently the Land Bank operates in 20 of Westmoreland County's 65 municipalities (along with the school districts serving those areas) which can be found below. Click here for Land Bank contact information.


Mission


The Westmoreland County Land Bank acquires, holds and transfers interest in real property throughout Westmoreland County as approved by the Board of Directors for the following purposes: to deter the spread of blight; to promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties; to support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods; to stimulate residential, commercial and industrial development; all in ways that are consistent with goals and priorities established by this Ordinance, local government partners and other community stakeholders.

Member Municipalities



Please note that for any municipality to join the Land Bank, the school district serving that community must also agree to the Land Bank Policies & Procedures and sign a separate intergovernmental agreement. The current list of participating Land Bank municipalities are as follows:
  • Derry Borough
  • City of Greensburg
  • Irwin Borough
  • City of Jeannette
  • City of Latrobe
  • City of Lower Burrell
  • Manor Borough
  • Mt. Pleasant Borough
  • Scottdale Borough
  • South Greensburg Borough
  • Sutersville
  • Trafford Borough
  • Vandergrift Borough
  • West Newton Borough
  • Youngwood Borough
  • Derry Township
  • Hempfield Township
  • Mt. Pleasant Township
  • Rostraver Township
  • Sewickley Township
  • Unity Township
  • Allegheny Township