ShareThis Page
Westmoreland

Westmoreland land bank seeks votes for 'Love that Lot' contest

Renatta Signorini
| Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
A vacant lot on Clay Avenue in Jeannette will be turned into a community garden. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, offered a  $2,000 seed grant to the “The Seeds of Change Project.”
Sean Stipp | Trib Total Media
A vacant lot on Clay Avenue in Jeannette will be turned into a community garden. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, offered a $2,000 seed grant to the “The Seeds of Change Project.”

Four transformed pieces of land in Westmoreland County are vying to be the best.

The Land Bank is seeking votes in a "Love that Lot" contest on the Westmoreland County Facebook page .

The four parcels are in Jeannette, Sewickley Township and two in Latrobe.Votes will be tabulated based on "likes" on each photo, which show before and after shots of each place. Each of the spaces previously housed a blighted structure, which has since been cleared for small parks or a community garden.

The winning space will get a "public display of affection" prize for Valentine's Day, according to a news release. The land bank purchases blighted properties and renovates or demolishes them for possible reuse or redevelopment. The photo album is available here .

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me