Evaluation of the Tri-COG Land Bank Business Plan: A Solid Foundation for a Regional Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment in the Mon Valley and Beyond

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The proposed Tri-Council of Government (“Tri-COG”) Land Bank presents a unique opportunity to address the economic, social and environmental impacts of blight and abandonment in the Mon Valley and beyond through a regional and comprehensive approach. Over the past few years, the leadership of the Steel Valley, Turtle Creek Valley and Twin River COGs (“TCC Leadership Team”) have recognized that blight and abandonment transcend boundaries and will require a scale of effort that is larger than the capacity of any one municipality.