Tools to Address Long-Term Vacant and Abandoned Blighted Properties

Each tool in this section is directed to properties that have been vacant over a long term and endanger the health and safety of their communities. For these most stubborn long-term vacant properties, the tools allow for demolition or the transfer of a property to a responsible new owner. Clickable topics below for more information.

Demolish Unsafe Structures and Prepare for Reinvestment

Establish Blight Fund

Open Estates of Deceased Property Owners to Transfer Blighted Properties

Appoint Conservator to Make Improvements

Condemn Properties Using Blighted Property Review Committee

Create a Land Bank to Acquire, Manage and Market Vacant Properties