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Reimagine a Space

The Land Bank enjoys partnering with the community to put vacant lots to good use. Residents, community groups, and neighborhood leaders can adopt a lot from the Land Bank. The adopted lot can become a community garden, urban green space, or even a play area. Some might just want to help us mow & maintain it.

Adopt a lot

Adopt a lot is a great way to beautify and improve your neighborhood, and the Land Bank operates a one-stop shop in partnership with the City of Toledo.

If you don’t want to own the lot or aren't eligible under our Side Lot Program, consider adopting a lot. To get started, please complete our Vacant Lot Application.

Our expectations are simple. You may use the lot for plantings, play equipment, non-permanent fencing, and non-permanent storage. We do not allow you to park vehicles on the lot, install permanent items like fences or buildings, or pour concrete.

To be eligible, you must live nearby to the lot, be current on your property taxes if you own property, and have a home that is nuisance-free. You do not need to be adjacent to adopt a lot. The Land Bank uses an Adopt a Lot license agreement for this program.

The Land Bank will make a regular visit to the lot to see the positive work that you are doing to benefit the neighborhood.

Transform a vacant lot into a beautiful space