The Land Bank has lots available
for greening and gardening in Genesee County. Whether you are looking to beautify your neighborhood, mow the lot down the street, or need more room to grow your own food, the Land Bank is dedicated to making its lots available
for your greening and gardening desires.
How can I access an available lot?
The Land Bank has three ways for you to access an available lot. An available lot is a lot that does not have any kind of building on it. Please complete and submit an application to the Land Bank to access a lot with any of these options. You can choose from:
Where are the lots?
- Lease-A-Lot with an Option to Purchase
Vacant lots owned by the Land Bank are located throughout Genesee County. Each year, the Land Bank receives hundreds of vacant lots through the tax foreclosure system process. Search our properties
by property class to find a vacant lot near you.
For more details on these options please see the Lots Available Description
. To access a lot with any of these options please complete and submit an application
. The Land Bank will let you know if your application is approved within 30 days. Applications are accepted year-round.
Lots Available Application
Supports innovative community groups and organizations in the cleaning, maintaining and beautifying properties held by the Land Bank.
THE CLEAN & GREEN PROGRAM
started as a pilot project in the summer of 2003 when two community groups partnered in maintaining 45 properties held by the Land Bank. Since 2003, Clean & Green has adapted to community changes and grown in numbers at the same time. Currently the program gives community groups the opportunity to control land available in their area, through seasonal cleaning, maintenance, and greening. Each Clean & Green participating group:
• Maintains at least 25 properties held by the Land Bank
• Provides its own tools and equipment
• Receives a stipend between $3,000 and $4,500
The Land Bank staff has created a list of priorities that is used to select participants for the Clean & Green program. The ideal group:
• Completes a Signature Greening project
A Signature Greening Project
• Has creative plans for beautifying and greening properties
• Has strong ties to the neighborhood or area where work will occur
• Has a commitment to including area youth
• Has experience in clean-up and/or beautifying activities
• Is resourceful in acquiring and leveraging other funds and materials
is completed by Clean & Green groups on a Land Bank lots and creates community green space in ways beyond traditional lawn maintenance. Some examples of Signature Greening projects include but are not limited to:
• Gardens (vegetable and other)
• Low Maintenance Plantings
• Tree Plantings
• Pocket Parks
For more information on Clean & Green see the Program Description
. To participate in the program your group must complete and return an application
to the Land Bank. Applications for the 2013 program are due by March 1, 2013. Applications are available here and in our office.