O’Connor Talks Land Bank

The Pittsburgh Land Bank, sponsored by Councilwoman Gross and Councilman O’Connor, was a monumental step to create a system to allow the City of Pittsburgh to address over 30,000 vacant properties and lots throughout the city. Land Bank legislation was passed by Pittsburgh City Council on April 14th, 2014.

“There was a lot of controversy about it when it came out,” Mr. O’Connor began. “I was instrumental with writing the community benefits side of it.” Corey O’Connor was able to work with community leaders and elected officials to instill in the landbank more oversight and community input.

Originally published in: South Pittsburgh Reporter

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