The Municipality of Bethel Park, in conjunction with the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, is pleased to offer the Vacant Property Recovery Program. The Vacant Property Recovery Program was developed to provide financial assistance for the acquisition of blighted properties within participating communities.
As communities age, blight may become more of an issue. Blighted properties become a nuisance for surrounding property owners, negatively impact property values and often become an expense for the local government. Programs such as the Vacant Property Recovery Program provide the tools and assistance necessary to make redevelopment an easy task, which creates a win-win situation for the community and those interested in a development project.
Limited time opportunity!
For 2018 the Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program will offer special pricing to applicants by waiving the $3,000 application fee for side yard applications wherein the “side yard” property is adjacent to the applicant’s primary residence. The application fee will also be waived for applicants proposing to demolish a blighted structure. For applicants proposing to rehabilitate a blighted structure, the fee will be reduced to $1,400. Click here for the VPRP Fact Sheet
All applications must be received by the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development no later than August 31, 2018.
For more information about the program, and a step by step guide, please visit the VPRP website or call the Municipal Code Enforcement Office at 412 831 6800 x240 for more information.
For a copy of the VPRP Application, click here.