The property at 128 Water St. in Warren. Photo by Andy Close.

City Provides Update on Blighted Properties

September 28, 2023

WARREN, Pa. – The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority provided an update on a pair of blighted properties on Wednesday.

Both properties – 128 Water St. and 206 North Irvine St. went through a blighted property review in August.

“The old Water St. Property is deficient in utilities,” said Scott Taylor of the Department of Codes and Planning. “The current owner bought the property late last year and we have not gotten any response from him after reaching out.”

Taylor said that he would be reaching out again to discuss future plans for the property.

The owner of the 206 North Irvine St. property would like to appear before the RDA, Taylor said, to discuss future plans. Taylor added that may be at the next meeting in October.

In new business, Whirley DrinkWorks! has expressed interest in buying the property at 414 Laurel St.

The property is located next to Whirley.

“The negotiating price is $1,000 with the stipulation that Whirley would replace the sidewalk, which is in need of repair, and have the property rezoned,” said Codes and Planning Director Randy Rossey.

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