About Us

Who We Are

The Land Bank is an extension of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland. Land Banks 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 offer the tools and powers necessary to obtain site control and move forward with an action plan, creating a productive reuse for the community. Currently the Land Bank operates in 24 of Westmoreland County's 65 municipalities (along with the school districts serving those areas). Member municipalities can be found below.
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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:
  • Allegheny Township
  • Arnold City
  • Derry Borough
  • Derry Township
  • East Huntingdon Township
  • East Vandergrift Borough
  • Greensburg City
  • Hempfield Township
  • Irwin Borough
  • Jeannette City
  • Latrobe City
  • Ligonier Township
  • Lower Burrell City
  • Manor Borough
  • Monessen City
  • Mount Pleasant Borough
  • Mount Pleasant Township
  • New Florence Borough
  • New Kensington City
  • Rostraver Township
  • Scottdale Borough
  • Sewickley Township
  • South Greensburg Borough
  • Sutersville Borough
  • Trafford Borough
  • Unity Township
  • Vandergrift Borough
  • West Newton Borough
  • Youngwood Borough

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