Redevelopment Authority

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

Redevelopment & Downtown Revitalization


The focus of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW) is on reenergizing the county’s core communities and enticing new business, residential, and recreational opportunities. By working closely with community leaders and volunteers, the RACW assists in community revitalization efforts and implements a multitude of programs that are designed and intended to remove blight and improve conditions for low-to-moderate income residents throughout Westmoreland County. Also, the RACW partners with local government and non-profit entities to implement impact projects in the county.

Demolition invitations to bid:

 Click here for Avonmore Borough, Derry Township project information

Click here for Oklahoma Borough project informationdemo

Redevelopment Authority to provide ramps and stair lifts to physically disabled. 
Applications can be found here.
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    Project Changes for Former Belvedere Hotel Demolition Project

    Oklahoma Borough officials and the Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development announced the postponement of the former Belvedere Hotel demolition project. The delay is in response to the unforeseen increase in the initial project cost. Additional Info...
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    Belvedere Hotel’s remnants set to be demolished

    Demolition starts Wednesday, Sept. 11 and is expected to last until Sept. 30, closing Orr Avenue from Route 66 to Hancock Avenue. View full Trib article here...
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    Redevelopment Authority Receives $100,000 for Accessible Housing Program

    The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland in partnership with Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the agency has been awarded a $100,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund. Read on...
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    Redevelopment Authority In Search of New Executive Director

    The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland and its affiliate Westmoreland County Land Bank will be accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director until July 8, 2019. Position details can be found here....
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