Brigid M. Beatty, Program Manager
402 Market Street
Kittanning, PA 16201
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Armstrong County has recognized the need to find ways to halt the spread of blighted properties throughout its many communities. Our Blight Remediation Program helps address the problem of run down and dilapidated properties within the county. One useful tool has been the development of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Armstrong Land Bank.
What is a Land Bank?
A land bank is a governmental body that focuses on acquiring tax delinquent, foreclosed, vacant and abandoned properties for the purpose of returning them to productive use. It is particularly effective in areas that have a large, fragmented inventory of blighted, abandoned or long-term tax delinquent properties.
|In late 2018 and early 2019 several vacant properties were demolished under the Blight Remediation Program within the boroughs of Leechburg and Kittanning with assistance from the county.|
|Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance|
The Armstrong County Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance guides the process for developing and reviewing subdivision and land development plans within the county. Our office reviews all plans and we are here to walk you through the process from start to finish.
Citizen’s Guide to Subdivision and Land Development
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance
Current Fee Schedule
|We recognize the role transportation has in connecting communities and supporting economic development, which is why we coordinate capital projects ranging in scope from operational and safety improvements to the SR 28 and US 422 corridors to the rehabilitation of municipal owned bridges. We also understand the importance of alternative modes of transportation, and we will continuously work with communities to identify funding opportunities for pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
|Tax Abatement Programs|
|We work with municipalities to establish tax abatement programs to help promote and encourage new building and development. Residential and commercial tax abatement programs empower local taxing authorities to provide a tax break to property owners over a designated period of time on new property construction and improvements.|
Uniform Construction Code Group
The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC), Act 45 of 1999, became law in 2004 and provides uniform standards for new construction and renovations throughout the state. Over 90% of Pennsylvania's 2,562 municipalities have elected to administer and enforce the UCC locally using their own employees or via certified third party agencies (private code enforcement agencies) that they have retained. Thirty-five local municipalities have elected to jointly administer the UCC through participation in the Armstrong County UCC Group. The Group contracts with Bureau Veritas to provide third party inspection services for a set fee schedule. Participating Municipalities receive competitive fees for inspection services, access to an appeals board, and County support. Individuals seeking information on construction requirements or building permits in participating municipalities may contact Bureau Veritas at 724-548-1414 or 866-378-7717.
The Armstrong County Municipal Officials Directory lists all elected and appointed officials in each of the county’s forty five municipalities. The directory also provides contact information for all county officials as well as United States Senators and Congressman and Pennsylvania General Assembly members representing Armstrong County.
Local Government Assistance
The planning staff provides a variety of services to local municipalities. These services include assistance in the development of local ordinances, identifying state and Federal program opportunities and technical assistance in planning and zoning.