Land Bank

The City of Pittsburg Land Bank focuses on the conversion of vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, or otherwise underused properties into productive use.

Vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, or otherwise underused properties are often grouped together as “problem properties” because they destabilize neighborhoods, create fire and safety hazards, drive down property values, and drain local tax dollars. The City of Pittsburg Land Bank was created to strategically acquire problem properties, eliminate the liabilities, and transfer the properties to new, responsible owners in a transparent manner that results in outcomes consistent with community-based plans.

A comprehensive overview of opportunities for residential and economic development within the City of Pittsburg can be found here. These opportunities are a collection of parcels owned by the City of Pittsburg Land Bank, as well as parcels and buildings identified by the City’s Economic Development Director, that are available for businesses and entrepreneurs to purchase from private owners. If you are interested in purchasing a property, simply make an inquiry from the website and a representative from the Land Bank or Economic Development team will reach out to discuss potential development opportunities.

Every transfer of property from the City of Pittsburg Land Bank will be accompanied by a development agreement, outlining the final use of the property as well as accompanying timelines. The purchase price for Land Bank properties will be negotiated based on the cost to acquire the property as well as the details in the development agreement. The City of Pittsburg Land Bank Board of Trustees will approve the final agreement and purchase offer.

Board of Trustee Meetings & Information

 


Contact Information

Becky Gray
Director of Community Development & Housing
603 N. Pine St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Email
Phone: (620) 232-1210
Fax: (620) 232-3453