Economic and Community Development
Our staff serves as the lead advocate for citywide businesses and not-for-profit organizations, and serves as the liaison between the private/non-profit sector and government. It is our job to negotiate redevelopment contracts for the City's Redevelopment Authority-owned parcels so that the redevelopment is "neighborhood appropriate" and that the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) has a reversion right to the parcel should the proposed redevelopment not occur.
We work diligently to secure state, federal and other grants and loans, as well as execute public relations and marketing intiatives while continuously advocating for proposed and existing businesses.
It is our vision to develop the City into a thriving business, residential, cultural, recreational and tourist destination. This vision is fostering employment and educational opportunities and increasing the value of the City's property tax base and fostering a thriving urban community.
Redevelopment Authority Board
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The Redevelopment Authority acquires title to blighted properties in the City, either individually by gift or purchase, or pursuant to a plan approved by the Planning Commission and the City Council designed to rehabilitate an entire area. The purpose is to demolish or renovate properties in order to restore them so that (a) they comply with building codes and are no longer a blighting influence in their neighborhoods, (b) they again become economic assets which contribute to the City’s tax base and (c) that they advance the City’s plan for the appropriate development and use of the neighborhood involved.
The work of the Authority is financed by Block Grant Funds made available to the City by the Federal Government and by grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Projects are designed to promote urban renewal by providing housing to low and moderate income families or by providing urban economic development.
Urban Redevelopment Law: Refer to 35 P.S. 1701-1705 et. seq. as amended by Act 137 of 2004 (HB2027/PN4051). Act 137 of 2004 regulates that in the case of a 3rd Class City, a majority of the members of the Authority shall be residents of the city and the remainder may be non-residents who own and operate a business in the city in which the authority operates.
The Mayor appoints the five members to five year terms.
Meetings: Meets 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at 101 S. George St., York, PA
Contact: Department of Economic Development (Phone: (717) 843-4948)
1. David Cross, Chair - Term expires 4/28/16
2. Michael J. Black, Vice Chair - Term expires 4/28/15
3. Andrew M. Paxton - Term expires 4/28/14
4. Aaron Anderson (Filled unexpired term of Steve Stetler) - Term expires 4/28/13
5. Melissa Stiles (Filled unexpired term of Adrieene McNeil) - Term expires 4/28/17
Acting Secretary: Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic & Community Development & Redevelopment Authority
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Shilvosky Buffaloe, Deputy Director of Economic & Community Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonya Thompson-Morgan, Contact for information about properties for sale, email@example.com
Solicitor: Donald B. Hoyt, 17 E. Market St., York, PA 17401 (Phone: (717) 845-3674)