The 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 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. Additional Land Bank information can be found here.
A comprehensive overview of opportunities for residential and economic development within the City of Pittsburg can be found on our GIS mapping site.
- Click on the Layers List to see all optional layers
- Select the Land Bank Property Opportunities check box
These opportunities are a collection of parcels owned by the Pittsburg Land Bank.
If you are interested in purchasing a property, complete and submit a Property Purchase Application.
Every transfer of property from the 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 is set at 75% of the appraisal price. Appraisal price is determined by the Crawford County Appraiser’s Office. Completed Property Purchase Applications, Development Agreements, Financial Documentation, and Land Use Review Forms will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting, who will vote to approve or disapprove the Development Agreement and sale of the property. For more information, please consult the Property Purchase Process Guide.
The Pittsburg Land Bank is an independent agency and instrumentality of the City with the primary responsibility and authority to efficiently acquire, hold, manage, transform, and convey surplus City properties and other abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or otherwise underutilized or distressed properties in order to convey these properties into productive use. Find out more about our board members and find meeting minutes and other information on our Land Bank Board of Trustees page.
Director of Community Development & Housing
201 W. 4th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762