Bank & Blight Strategies
Tool Adopted by the City of Altoona to Return Blighted
Vacant Properties to Productive Use
Mayor Pacifico, Altoona City Council, and the City of
Altoona took action to address blight with the formation of a Land Bank. The Altoona Redevelopment Authority became
the designated Land Bank by Ordinance 5726 which was adopted on October 10,
The Altoona Redevelopment Authority compiled and adopted
Land Bank Policies and Procedures on February 15, 2019.
Mayor Pacifico, along with Blair County and Altoona Area
School District leaders, signed an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement in
August of 2019, with the Altoona Redevelopment Authority, to create a stronger
City and improve the quality of life, productive growth and sustainability of
the City of Altoona.