What is a City landbank?

A City landbank is a way that cities temporarily hold foreclosed or donated properties (primarily vacant land) to help stabilize neighborhoods and encourage the re-use or redevelopment of land. The City uses land in its Landbank for our side yard program, infill housing program, community use program, as well as a way of hold land for strategic future development. More information on these programs can be found here.

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1. Why are there vacant lots?
2. What is infill housing? Why does the City attract new housing?
3. A new infill house has been proposed for my block? How can I get more information?
4. What is the City's 2022 Neighborhood & Housing Plan?
5. What is tax abatement?
6. What is a City landbank?
7. What is the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) and the City Planning Commission (CPC)?
8. Where can I apply for a vacant lot to build a new home, or to acquire as a side lot to my existing owner occupied home?