land bank


Definition of land bank 

: a bank that provides financing for land development and for farm mortgages

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Many cities, including Detroit and Cleveland, have focused on demolition programs and land banks to remove eyesores and put property back onto municipal tax rolls and into productive use. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The high cost of abandoned property, and how cities can push back," 1 June 2018 Indianapolis’ Hardest Hit Fund program is run by a nonprofit, Renew Indianapolis, which functions as the city’s land bank. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's demolition program under fire for lack of diversity," 16 June 2018 But plans to convert the center of the golf course into a land bank still exist. J. Harry Jones,, "Dissolution of group in Bonsall may have been premature," 29 June 2018 The land bank was required to conduct an architectural survey before destroying the homes, and Koessel's home, at 3744 Stanley Ave. David North, Chicago Reader, "Architecture / Crime / Arts Historic home destroyed in fire; ex-owner furious at county for home’s demise," 28 June 2018 More than 150 land bank authorities have been established across the country, mostly in Ohio and Michigan. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The high cost of abandoned property, and how cities can push back," 1 June 2018 The bulk of the properties are in East and West Englewood, according to land bank documents. Corilyn Shropshire,, "Cook County selling nearly 3,200 vacant lots to encourage redevelopment," 1 May 2018 Through a no cash bid purchase, the land bank can acquire the tax lien at no cost, as long as there are no bidders willing to pay more than the delinquency amount, explained Tatia Gibbons, the county clerk’s director of real estate and tax services. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Blighted property allegedly seized by Harvey had been part of FBI probe of mayoral consultant, records show," 4 May 2018 The city will land bank the Crosby site until future use is determined. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Akron School Board approves district's purchase of Ten North Main, sets land swap in motion," 29 Oct. 2017

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