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Rt. 51 will be targeted for code violations


October 31, 2017

Code enforcement officers from the City’s Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections will soon be conducting inspections for property maintenance code compliance in the Route 51 corridor, from the Liberty Tunnels south through Overbrook.

The inspections have the support of the offices of Mayor William Peduto, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Economic Development South (EDS).

EDS is issuing letters to property owners along the corridor in advance of the inspections. 

“The Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) Code Enforcement Division monitors and insures compliance with various city codes and ordinances.

It is through this division that the City of Pittsburgh is able to ward off neighborhood blight and thus protect the property values, health, safety and welfare of the various neighborhoods throughout the city. Systematic inspections are also performed throughout the city in an effort to keep developing situations from becoming worse,” the letter from EDS states. 

“While there are many responsible business owners along Route 51, we need the remaining businesses and property owners to abide by the rules to reduce blight and improve public safety along the corridor. The city is happy to work with property owners to determine how to move forward in good faith in order to create a safe and beautiful route for those who pass through and those who call South Pittsburgh home,” Councilwoman Rudiak said. 

EDS is asking property owners along the corridor to pay attention to the following matters: Compliance with the Zoning Code; Compliance with Pittsburgh License Regulations; Occupancy Permits; and, Property Maintenance Code Violations, including weeds, garbage and debris; sidewalks and parking spaces; rodent infestation; inoperable motor vehicles; and building and electrical violations. 

PLI plans to begin enforcement in December, which will give business owners a month to get into compliance. 


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