The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) recently released their newest publication, The Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act: 10 Years of Productive Reuse.
This publication includes conservatorship case studies from Allegheny County, a look inside Philadelphia’s use, and policy surrounding the law. Because blight and abandonment negatively impact Pennsylvania’s property owners, business districts, and public health and safety, conservatorship was created to allow those most impacted by problem properties to do something about them. As conservatorship use increases, there has been an evolution in the way that city and county officials handle cases and an increasing awareness of the positive impact conservators have on their communities. Properties which once could not have been accessed through any existing method are now available for productive re-use by responsible owners.
Along with the release of The Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act: 10 Years of Productive Reuse, stay tuned for an interactive map of completed and active conservatorship cases in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
For more information, contact the PCRG office at 412-391-6732.