SGA recently worked with the Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority and Land Bank (RA/LB) on “Successful Models for Revitalizing Communities After Blight Removal,” a project that identified strategies for reimagining and reusing vacant lots in seven communities in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The lots resulted from demolition activities completed through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), funds from which Westmoreland County used to undertake blight removal.
The report that SGA produced serves to provide guidance to the RA/LB in reactivating the formerly disused, blighted, vacant, and abandoned properties. The purpose of the report is to enlighten future activities to support the aims of land revitalization and community and economic development. Ultimately, the report aims to inform the RA/LB and the communities it serves about the potential avenues for neighborhood redevelopment.

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