City questions URA's blight designation request The city planning commission yesterday questioned the city Urban Redevelopment Authority's application for blight certification as part of its plan to aid development of the old Nabisco plant site in East Liberty.Think again! Pittsburgh needs to end TIFs. Plus, Pittsburgh needs to end the expansion of the designation of blight. Blight is everywhere, because they designate blight throughout the city.
The URA is seeking blight certification as part of pursuing tax-increment financing, or TIF.
The former NABISCO plant does NOT sit in an area of blight. Nor should the former plant get a TIF.