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File #: 2015-2100    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/9/2015 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 10/13/2015 Final action: 10/27/2015
Enactment date: 10/27/2015 Enactment #: 41
Effective date: 11/2/2015    
Title: Ordinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinance, Title IV, Public Places and Property, Article VII, City Realty, by adding a new Chapter 452 454 entitled "Adopt-A-Lot Program."
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
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Ordinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinance, Title IV, Public Places and Property, Article VII, City Realty, by adding a new Chapter 452 454 entitled "Adopt-A-Lot Program."
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Whereas, the City is the owner of numerous vacant lots demonstrated to be in need of improvement; and

Whereas, the City desires to create the Adopt-A-Lot Program for the purpose of permitting temporary licensing or leasing of such lots to allow individuals and groups to participate in approved gardening activities; and

Whereas, allowing such gardening activities will improve the condition of the lots and benefit the public by, inter alia, permitting the creation of green infrastructure, reducing blight, promoting access to fresh food, increasing neighborhood cohesiveness, and promoting sustainability goals of the City.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title IV, Public Places and Property, Article VII, City Realty, is hereby amended by adding a new Chapter 452 454 entitled "Adopt-A-Lot Program" as follows:

SECTION 452.01 454.01 DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Chapter, the following definitions apply:

(a) Adopt-A-Lot Lease: means a lease granted by the City to use a vacant City lot for a Vacant Lot Project for a one (1) year term. Following the successful completion of the one-year term, then-current lessees will have the option to renew the lease for up to an additional three (3) years. At all times, the lease must be revocable by the City at its convenience, without cause, by providing ninety (90) days prior written notice.

(b) Adopt-A-Lot License: means an annual, nonexclusive garden license granted by the City to use a vacant City lot for a temporary Flower or Edible Garden by an individual. The duration of each license, including any permitted renewal, must be less than one year. Current licensees will have the option to renew the l...

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