Redevelopment Authority seeking applicants for Countywide Demolition Program


NEWS RELEASE 

Redevelopment Authority of Westmoreland County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  

CONTACT:  Brian Lawrence
Executive Director
blawrenc@co.westmoreland.pa.us
724-830-3772

Resources available for property owners to demolish vacant, abandoned, and blighted structures.

Greensburg, PA, February 10, 2021 – The Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority is seeking applicants for its Countywide Demolition Program. The program covers much of the cost for demolition of residential and commercial structures that are vacant, abandoned, and blighted.

Vacant, abandoned, and blighted structures cost our communities in tangible ways. They reduce the value of surrounding properties, create attractive nuisances, and demand more in services like police, fire, and code enforcement. They also take a toll on the perception of neighborhoods where they exist.

The program reduces the cost for property owners to demolish structures. Residential structures require a cash match on a sliding scale at as little as $500.00. Commercial structures require a cash match at a minimum of 50% of the project cost.

Current funding available to the Redevelopment Authority through the Community Development Block Grant could support the demolition of close to 30 structures, depending on a variety of factors.  

To start the process, interested and eligible property owners should complete the demolition application found at https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/652/Revitalization. From there, a staff member will contact you to begin the process.  

To learn more about program eligibility and to apply, visit https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/652/Revitalization

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