Redevelopment Authority of Altoona
 

 Information

 

Purpose

The Redevelopment Authority derives its powers and duties from the Pennsylvania State Urban Redevelopment Law.  It executes urban renewal projects, manages the City Transportation Center, In addition to these duties, the Redevelopment Authority has been designated to act as the Land Bank for the City. The purpose of the Land Bank is to effectively facilitate the return of blighted, abandoned and functionally obsolete properties to productive reuse. In its capacity as Land Bank, the Redevelopment Authority acquires vacant, abandoned, and tax delinquent properties, clears them of liabilities, and transfers them to new owners for rehabilitation and redevelopment.

Five (5) member Board, appointed by the Mayor, for a term of five (5) years.  *Residency requirement.

Enabling Legislation

  • Urban Redevelopment Law, Act of May 24, 1945, as amended and codified at 35 P.S. §§ 1701 – 1719.2
  • Land Bank Law, Act of October 24, 2012, as amended and codified at 68 Pa.C.S. §§ 2101 – 2120 and Act 33 of 2018
  • City Ordinance 5726, which created the land bank on October 10, 2018 

Staff

  • Community Development Department
    814-949-2470
  • Lee Slusser, Director
  • Nick Ardizzone, Property & Program Manager
  • Solicitor: Elizabeth Benjamin, Esq. 

Meetings

3rd Friday of every month, 8:30 AM, Altoona City Hall, 1301 Twelfth Street, 4th Floor Conference Room
Altoona PA 16601.

Land Bank Policies & Procedures

 Meeting Minutes

 

 Altoona Redevelopment Authority Members

 
  • Ron Beatty
    309 26th Avenue
    Altoona PA 16601
    Residence Phone: (814) 931-6919
    Resolution: 12/05/18
    Term End: January 2024
  • Richard Fiore Jr.
    414 38th Street
    Altoona PA 16602
    Office Phone: 814-946-3686
    Residence Phone: 814-940-8301
    Resolution: #0012-16
    Term End: January 2021
  • Louisa Lobre-Riley
    1407 Adams Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Office Phone: 814-949-5189
    Residence Phone: 814-943-7413
    Resolution: 1/11/17
    Term End: January 2022
  • Mayor Matt Pacifico
    1301 12th Street
    Altoona PA 16601
    Office Phone: 814-949-2476
    Resolution: CM 12-6-17
    Term End: January 2023
    Resolution & City Official Appointment Agreement
  • Frank Wiley
    510 49th Street
    Altoona PA 16602
    Office Phone: 814-201-2027
    Residence Phone: 814-942-1316
    Resolution: 1/11/17
    Term End: January 2022