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April 15, 2024 Projects

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Falling in Love on Valentine

When you fall in love with the Birmingham neighborhood, you save a house on Valentine.

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April 15, 2024 Projects

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A Building All Its Own

On an underappreciated spot in downtown Toledo, CNWR is thriving in a building all its own.

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April 10, 2024

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Celebrating Neighborhoods

It was a night to celebrate our neighborhoods.

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April 4, 2024

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Building Neighborhoods

Building Neighborhoods tells the story of the Lucas County Land Bank and our work investing in the land, buildings, and people who make our community strong. It proves that transformation is possible!

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April 4, 2024

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Building the Future

In 2019, Sonia Flunder-McNair and Urban Wholistics adopted land from the Land Bank to establish Tatum Park in the Junction neighborhood. Gloria Wright's home is the only one that remains nearby. Learn more about how the Land Bank is building the future through their stories.

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April 4, 2024

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Building Momentum

The Land Bank helped Jūpmode transform an old grocery store in the Uptown neighborhood into its Toledo headquarters. Learn how we're building momentum through John's story.

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April 4, 2024

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Building Community

Through RISE Neighborhoods, the Land Bank helps people improve their own homes, grow their footprint with a side lot, or become homeowners for the first time. Learn more about how we're building community through Kayla & A'Daris' stories.

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April 4, 2024

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Building Homes

Since 2012, the Land Bank and Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity have worked together to build and renovate homes on formerly abandoned property, creating dozens of homeowners in the process. Learn how we're building homes through Erin's story.

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January 23, 2024 Announcements

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2023 Year In Review

In 2023, the Land Bank didn't just clear weeds. We planted seeds of hope in the cracks of forgotten properties, nurturing them into life-changing opportunities for our community.

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January 23, 2024 Announcements

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Working Together

The Land Bank doesn't work without the passion and commitment of our staff and Board of Directors.

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October 24, 2022 Projects

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Building Blocks

Gloria Wright didn't always have the block to herself.

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July 29, 2022 Projects

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Paving The Way

In the Secor Gardens neighborhood, we're paving the way to better things.

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July 29, 2022 Projects

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Transforming the Triangle

The heart of the Burroughs neighborhood has a new face.

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March 21, 2022 Projects

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Believe in Birmingham

East Toledo has a special place in the Land Bank's work.

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March 21, 2022 Projects

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Coming Back Home

You can always come back home.

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February 21, 2022 Projects

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A Family Heirloom

The house had seen better days, but it keeping it in the family mattered.

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February 15, 2022

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Eyesore No More

It was a question asked for far too long: when would the abandoned warehouse on Elm Street be torn down?

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February 14, 2022 Projects

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Renovations for the History Books

They're ones for the history books.

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October 16, 2021 Projects

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It's OH-IO in North Toledo

If you're huge fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes, then of course you have a side lot on Buckeye Street.

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October 14, 2021 Projects

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The Marvelous Manhattan Marsh

It's the last urban remnant of our once dominant wetlands. It's also a promise made, promise kept.

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June 17, 2021 Announcements

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It's a Summer of Surveys!

We know that what gets measured, gets dealt with.

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March 16, 2021 Projects

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A Creative Future

Is someone's warehouse of rusted bicycles another company's world-class video production studio?

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January 15, 2021 Announcements

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The Building Neighborhoods Plan

It's time for the Land Bank to be a neighborhood builder.

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December 21, 2020 Projects

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Preserving the Future

What keeps a property from becoming vacant or abandoned?

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August 31, 2020 Announcements

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2,438 Problems Solved

On the 10th birthday of the Land Bank, leaders gathered to make a big announcement.

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August 27, 2020 Projects

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Old House, Great Stories

What do the Maumee river, a Prohibition-era tunnel, and a goat in a red sweater have in common?

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August 25, 2020 Projects

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Turning Acorns into Oak Trees

"We get to turn the ugliest home into the best-looking one in the area!"

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August 19, 2020 Projects

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Investing in Home

Angel Carrillo and Family G&C Investments are proving that you can make money and make your community better.

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August 19, 2020 Projects

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A Dream Come True

For Vicki Smith, becoming an owner is a dream come true.

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August 11, 2020

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In the Neighborhood's Corner

In a Corey Woods subdivision in Sylvania Township, one property stands out. If you're driving past Wildwood Metropark near Corey and Chapel, you can't miss it.

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August 5, 2020 Projects

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In Between We Garden

"We come from the earth. We return to the earth. And in between we garden."

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July 27, 2020 Projects

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Making a Home

The house had seen better days, but Anneta and William knew it would be home.

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July 21, 2020 Announcements

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Countdown to 1500

Four years ago, the Land Bank set out on a mission like no other for our neighborhoods.

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March 2, 2020 Projects

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You Will Do Better In Toledo

It's printed on their t-shirts, and with the Land Bank's help, Jūpmode is truly doing better in Toledo.

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December 18, 2019 Projects

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Rebuilding Neighborhoods

If you were 107 years old, you'd need a bit of work too.

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July 22, 2019 Projects

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From Burned to Breathtaking

It couldn't be done - or at least that's what they said.

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June 26, 2019 Projects

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Summertime Renewal

A summertime renewal is happening at the corner of City Park and Woodland in the Junction neighborhood.

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April 24, 2019 Announcements

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Land Bank Sets New Goal

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

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April 13, 2019 Announcements

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A New Website

We're proud to launch our new website so you can get to know the Land Bank a little bit better.

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July 23, 2016 Announcements

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1,500 Properties

The Land Bank has an ambitious goal to renovate or demolish 1,500 properties in the next 1,500 days.

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