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City of Cleveland Land Bank Program

The City of Cleveland’s Land Reutilization (Land Bank) Program is designed to acquire vacant land and market it to individuals, developers, and non-profit organizations for redevelopment. The goal is to contribute to the economic, social and environmental betterment of the City through redevelopment of city-owned land.

The Land Bank application process ensures that vacant property is transferred to responsible parties committed to restoring property to productive use. Interested parties must submit a written application (Application Information is available on a tab below) to the Land Bank office and outline the details of their proposals. Each Land Bank Application has its own Guide which outlines important information such as specific application requirements, Land Bank policies and procedures.

 The general application process is as follows:

  • Applicant completes a Land Bank application including required information and site plan
  • Proposal is evaluated to determine if the development is suitable for the neighborhood; proposed improvements may be subject to the City's design review process
  • The Councilperson for the area is informed of the proposal and comments from the City Planning Commission and area Community Development Corporation are gathered
  • Applicant is notified of decision on application; if approved, conditions may be attached
  • Administrative approvals are obtained, a deed is prepared for signature and the property is transferred to the interested party

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Resource Links



City Planning Commission Services/Design Review >>
City Planning Commission 8 Ideas for Vacant Land Reuse >>
Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office Property Ownership Information >>
Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office Recorded Document Search >>
Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts Tax Foreclosures/Case Records >>
Ohio State University Extension Gardening Technical Assistance >>
NEO CANDO Property & Socio-economic Data >>
Sustainable Cleveland Neighborhood Climate Action Toolkit >>
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Website >>
Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Program Website >>
Thriving Communities Institute Website >>

Division of Neighborhood Development
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Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods through successful housing rehabilitation efforts, commercial rehabilitation efforts, new housing construction, homeownership, and community focused human services.

– Community Development