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§ 330.2. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 8B. Economic Development Eminent Domain Law
73 P.S. § 330.2
§ 330.2. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Authority.” A public instrumentality of the Commonwealth and a body politic and corporate created pursuant to section 41 of the act of August 23, 1967 (P.L. 251, No. 102), known as the Economic Development Financing Law, having a principal place of business in a second class A county and having jurisdiction over at least one closed military facility comprising in excess of 500 acres.
“Blighted area.” Includes any of the following:
(1) Any premises which because of physical condition or use is regarded as a public nuisance at common law or has been declared a public nuisance in accordance with the local housing, building, plumbing, fire and related codes.
(2) Any premises which because of physical condition, use or occupancy is considered an attractive nuisance to children, including, but not limited to, abandoned wells, shafts, basements, excavations and unsafe fences or structures.
(3) Any dwelling which, because it is dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe, vermin-infested or lacking in the facilities and equipment required by the housing code of the municipality, has been designated by the department responsible for enforcement of the code as unfit for human habitation.
(4) Any structure which is a fire hazard or is otherwise dangerous to the safety of persons or property.
(5) Any structure from which the utilities, plumbing, heating, sewerage or other facilities have been disconnected, destroyed, removed or rendered ineffective so that the property is unfit for its intended use.
(6) Any vacant or unimproved lot or parcel of ground in a predominantly built-up neighborhood which by reason of neglect or lack of maintenance has become a place for accumulation of trash and debris or a haven for rodents or other vermin.
(7) Any unoccupied property which has been tax delinquent for a period of two years.
(8) Any property which is vacant but not tax delinquent, which has not been rehabilitated within one year of the receipt of notice to rehabilitate from the appropriate code enforcement agency.
(9) Any property which is part of a closed military facility and which requires extensive infrastructure and other building improvements to be fit for its intended commercial or industrial reuse.
“Residential and related use.” Includes residential property for sale or rental and related uses, including, but not limited to, park and recreation areas, neighborhood community service and neighborhood parking lots.


1999, June 25, P.L. 179, No. 24, § 2, imd. effective.


73 P.S. § 374.
73 P.S. § 330.2, PA ST 73 P.S. § 330.2
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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