In Redev. Auth. of the City of York v. Bratic, a property owner took steps to remediate a blighted property after the issuance of a blight notice. After a notice of unsafe structure was sent to the property owner, he took steps to stabilize the property and retained an engineer. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of York filed a declaration of taking based on the blight certification. The property owner challenged the taking alleging that it he had taken steps to remediate the blighted conditions. The Commonwealth Court upheld the condemnation. It ruled that the condemnor did not need to provide a property owner a reasonable time to eliminate the conditions in the blight notice. The Court also found that the property owner was provided with sufficient notice to appeal the blight designation and did not comply with the appeal process.
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PA court rules condemnors not required to provided owners of blighted properties opportunity to remediate
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