The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Sunbury
Sunbury's Fight Against Blight
The City of Sunbury established the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Sunbury (otherwise known as the “Sunbury Redevelopment Authority") by Resolution on September 7, 1965 under the Urban Redevelopment Law, 35 P.S. 1701, as amended. The Sunbury Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the City of Sunbury, strives to revitalize and mitigate blight in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Since 2009, the City of Sunbury and the Sunbury Redevelopment Authority have worked together to acquire and sell 53 vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties through the eminent domain process, returning these properties to the tax rolls.  All proceeds from the public auction of these properties return to the Sunbury Redevelopment Authority blight removal program to be used for the next round of blighted properties.

Today, the following Board Members
oversee the efforts of the Sunbury Redevelopment Authority:
Adam C. Purdy, Chair
Jeff Balestrini, Vice-Chair
Gary Wolfe, Treasurer
Clay Rowe, Secretary
Aimee Buehner, Member

For questions, contact Solicitor Brianna Apfelbaum Kula, Esq. at (570)286-0210 or contact us here.

“The success of the Sunbury Redevelopment Authority is the result of a collaborative effort between the Sunbury Redevelopment Authority and City of Sunbury Officials, including the Mayor and his office, City Council and the City Code Department, as well as Seda Council of Governments and the Housing Authority of Northumberland County (through their Keystone Grant Program). Our process of identifying, acquiring, and re-purposing blighted properties has a number of positive impacts within the community by way of removing the blight, improving safety in and around the blighted property, increased property values to surrounding neighbors, and increased tax revenue for the City.”
Adam C. Purdy, Chair
Sunbury Redevelopment Authority


PUBLIC AUCTION

April 24, 2021
Auctions at the properties (see below)

All properties are sold "as is" subject to Conditions of Sale. The purchaser shall make a 10% down payment on the date of the auction. The purchaser shall provide plans for the redevelopment of the property within thirty (30) days of the auction. The Sunbury Redevelopment Authority reserves the right to accept or reject redevelopment plans. The 10% down payment will be refunded if the redevelopment plans are rejected.

A Redevelopment Contract with the City of Sunbury and Sunbury Redevelopment Authority is required pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Law, 35 P.S. § 1711. The City of Sunbury and Sunbury Redevelopment Authority shall have the right to require a return of the property if the purchaser does not complete the accepted redevelopment plans contained within the Redevelopment Contract within one (1) year of the purchase of the property.

COVID-19 safety and social distancing protocols
will be followed.  Masks are required.

Auction at the property
9:30 a.m.
Auction at the property
630 Susquehanna Avenue
10:00 a.m.
Auction at the property
PUBLIC AUCTION

May 1, 2021
Auctions at the properties (see below)

All properties are sold "as is" subject to Conditions of Sale. The purchaser shall make a 10% down payment on the date of the auction. The purchaser shall provide plans for the redevelopment of the property within thirty (30) days of the auction. The Sunbury Redevelopment Authority reserves the right to accept or reject redevelopment plans. The 10% down payment will be refunded if the redevelopment plans are rejected.

A Redevelopment Contract with the City of Sunbury and Sunbury Redevelopment Authority is required pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Law, 35 P.S. § 1711. The City of Sunbury and Sunbury Redevelopment Authority shall have the right to require a return of the property if the purchaser does not complete the accepted redevelopment plans contained within the Redevelopment Contract within one (1) year of the purchase of the property.

COVID-19 safety and social distancing protocols
will be followed.  Masks are required.


321 Chestnut Street
9:00 a.m.
Auction at the property


Auction at the property

Auction at the property



Auction at the property







Current Public Nuisance Property List
(approved by City Council on September 28, 2020)
102-104 S. 11th Street
111-113 S. 3rd Street
129 N. 11th Street
149-151-155 Race Street
154-156 N. 4th Street
202 N. 11th Street
244-246 Church Street
245-247 Penn Street
321 Chestnut Street
341-343 Pennsylvania Ave.
347 S. 4th Street
416-418 S. 4th Street
420-422 Chestnut Street
439 Rear N. 2nd Street
446 Market Street
457 N. 2nd Street
460 Arch Street
514 N. 7th Street
537 Reagan Street
539 Reagan Street
616 S. Front Street
618 N. 5th Street
630 Susquehanna Ave.
730 Catawissa Ave.
737-739 Market Street
813 N. 5th Street
877-879 S. 2nd Street
964 S. Front Street
1021 Penn Street
1025 Reagan Street
1034-1036 Edison Ave.
1038 E. Chestnut Street
1040 Susquehanna Ave.
1122 E. Chestnut Street
1126-1128 Miller Street
1249 Market Street
1253 Highland Ave..
Looking for more information? 

Contact the Sunbury Redevelopment Authority
Sunbury Redevelopment Authority
c/o Apfelbaum Kula, P.C.
210 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone | Fax: (570)286-0210
office@sunburyredevelopment.org