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Do you have an interest in building on a vacant lot? The Land Bank has opportunities available for new construction throughout Lucas County.
Because many older and obsolete buildings have been demolished over the last generation, Toledo and Lucas County have many vacant lots available for new development opportunities.
New affordable housing can respond to the needs of the 21st Century by creating a healthy, accessible, and adaptable environment for today's families. Likewise, new commercial and industrial development can help to attract the jobs of the future with state-of-the-art facilities ready to meet today's business needs.
The Land Bank is ready to work with you to build on available vacant lots.
Our process is straightforward.
First, you should identify a lot. The lot can be one parcel or a group of parcels. This should be a lot that is already owned or available to the Land Bank because of abandonment. Most importantly, it should be a lot that makes sense for your development plans. We can't make that decision for you, but we've linked to a handy map below to see available lots.
Once you have identified a lot, you should complete a Vacant Lot Application. If the vacant lot is being marketed by the Land Bank through a broker on our Properties page, reach out to the broker directly to make an offer.
Next, you need to provide us with a complete building plan. This includes conceptual renderings and a site plan for the proposed building or buildings. You will need to give us information about the development team that will complete the project. We will also need to know how must your building will cost and how you intend to pay for it.
Everything you need to know can be found in our one-page guide on the Requirements to Build a Home on a Vacant Lot.
If we accept your offer to build on a vacant lot, the Land Bank will work closely with your team and assist with pre-development efforts, including site assessment, zoning and planning review and approvals, building inspection oversight, and economic development incentives.
In the end, we will sell you the lot and monitor your project until you secure a Certificate of Occupancy from the local jurisdiction.
Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below for more details of our expectations.