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Posted on: March 21, 2014

Redevelopment Authority Receives Keystone Community Grant for Mount Pleasant Parklet

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that DCED awarded a $25,000 Keystone Communities Public Improvement grant to transform a blighted structure into an updated park setting within the heart of the East End of the Borough of Mount Pleasant.

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

Latrobe to Join the Westmoreland County Land Bank

Realizing the potential to battle blight, City Council voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with the Westmoreland County Land Bank

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

Communities Begin to Join the Westmoreland County Land Bank

West Newton Borough is the latest community to consider membership into the countywide land bank.

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Posted on: February 28, 2014

Westmoreland County Signs Cooperation Agreement with Westmoreland County Land Bank

The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners Created the Westmoreland County Land Bank and Have Now Signed the Agreement Allowing to Share Future Real Estate Tax Revenue of Redeveloped Properties

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Posted on: February 5, 2014

Mount Pleasant Studies Program to Battle Blight with Westmoreland County Land Bank

Westmoreland County communities are starting to sign up for the new Westmoreland County Land Bank- an initiative to acquire abandoned, tax-delinquent properties and return them to the tax rolls.

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Posted on: December 31, 2013

Westmoreland County Land Bank Formed

Throughout Westmoreland County, in our cities, boroughs and townships, there are abandoned dilapidated structures. Properties like these present numerous public safety hazards and hurt property values. However, some of... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2013

A Tool For Revitalization : Land Banks

Land banks acquire, repair, resell abandoned property to be used again

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

Westmoreland County Land Bank - One Step Closer

Westmoreland County Commissioners Poised to Create Land Bank

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

Battling Blight Through the Westmoreland Land Bank

By Ted Kopas, Westmoreland County Commissioner

Vacant properties are a problem throughout Westmoreland County.
Abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties threaten public health and safety, hurt property values and strain... Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2013

Redevelopment Authority Clears Way for WCCC – Latrobe

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Today the Westmoreland County Community College broke ground on 1.8- acres –home to the future WCCC-Latrobe Center. The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland managed demolition and site clearance for the... Read on...