The Charleston Land Reuse Agency was created August 19, 2019. It held its first meeting on November 5, 2019. The purpose of the Charleston Land Reuse Agency (CLRA) is to promote the productive use of property by identifying available properties suitable for public space, conservation, housing, and commercial use; and pursuing the acquisition, management, inventory, and disposition of those properties.
The Charleston Land Reuse Agency is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. The current members of the Board of Directors include:
The vision of the Charleston Land Reuse Agency is to empower people to come together to create prosperity by restoring and sustaining communities and contributing to efforts to revitalize neighborhoods, thereby enhancing the quality of life for residents of the City of Charleston.
The mission of the Charleston Land Reuse Agency is to return unwanted, abandoned, or distressed properties to productive use by strategically acquiring properties, supporting community goals, driving collaboration with housing developers, community groups, financiers and nonprofit entities, acting as a catalyst for preservation of neighborhoods, and bridging the efforts of City Departments in order to stabilize and enhance neighborhood viability and help ensure a more robust and safe housing environment.
Chair, CLRA Board
501 Virginia Street, East
Charleston, WV 25301