The Lucas County Land Bank’s mission is to improve the quality of neighborhoods, increase land values, create diverse housing opportunities, and return properties to the tax rolls. The Land Bank does this by promoting real estate redevelopment and eliminating blight in vacant, abandoned and underutilized properties. In carrying out its mission, the Land Bank routinely demolishes vacant and abandoned nuisance properties with the goal of stabilizing and increasing neighborhood property values and eliminating hazards to public health and safety.
If you wish to bring a vacant and abandoned residential property to the Land Bank’s attention, or if you are interested in acquiring a property as a side lot after the structure has been demolished under our program, please complete and submit the Land Bank’s Vacant Land Transfer Application by mail, fax or e-mail. For more information on the Land Bank’s demolition program, please do not hesitate to contact the Land Bank at 419-213-2493 or by e-mail at .
Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program
In July of 2012, the Land Bank was awarded a $3.6 million grant from the Ohio Attorney General for the purpose of demolishing vacant and abandoned residential properties throughout Lucas County. With dedicated matching funds from the Land Bank and the City of Toledo, the Land Bank has over $6.8 million available to demolish the very worst vacant and abandoned properties through December of 2013. The Land Bank has partnered closely with the City of Toledo’s Department of Code Enforcement and community based organizations to generate a tentative demolition list divided by geographic zones. When the demolition list for a specific zone is finalized, this list will be posted on the Land Bank’s website. The Land Bank has now finalized the demolition list for Zone A-F.
The map of all zones can be found here.
Please note that this list is subject to change at any time.