Urban Renewal Authority

The Urban Renewal Authority mitigates blighted conditions in the community to protect the surrounding neighborhoods and encourage future development. The Authority meets as business dictates, following regularly scheduled meetings of City Council.

URA Property Catalog
Urban Renewal Authority property that is available for purchase by the public can be found in the URA Property Catalog. This catalog is updated quarterly and available here: URA Property Catalog


This application is for the submission of bids for property currently owned by the Urban Renewal Authority. All completed applications will be reviewed by the Authority during their public meetings. Please allow 45 business days for processing and for presentation to the Authority. $50 nonrefundable application fee. Applications submitted for property not currently owned by the Authority will not be accepted.

Open the application to purchase property

Property Transfer Opportunities

The Urban Renewal Authority will assist property owners who wish to transfer their building to the Authority for the remediation of blighted structures. This is currently done on a case-by-case basis and interested property owners are encouraged to contact the City of Parkersburg Development Department at (304) 424-8519 for more information.