The Pine Bluff Urban Renewal Agency is working to reduce blight, encourage business growth and generate economic progress.
Almost ten houses within a five-month period have been demolished. This is a big accomplishment considering there were only a few taken down in the year previous to the PBURA starting back up.
Maurice Taggart, Executive Director, and his team are identifying more houses in the urban renewal area that have been condemned and giving the homeowners the opportunity to make improvements, tear the house down themselves, or face the PBURA demo-ing the house and collecting fees from the owners.
The PBURA has adopted the Downtown Master Vision & Plan as a guide.