Property Co. fights Pittsburgh demolition permit denial

By PJ D’Annunzio (February 14, 2022, 5:31 PM EST) – The owner of a Pittsburgh townhouse block on Monday accused the city of denying them a demolition permit because of another party’s attempt to to have the property designated as historic under Pennsylvania’s wardship law, legislation that has come under scrutiny for potential abuse since its inception.

Owner 09 Liberty Associates said in a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas that it met the city’s conditions for a permit to clean up the dilapidated block to make way for new construction in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, but the proposed curator – using state law…

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