Admitting There Is A Problem

Today, I attended a public Board of Directors meeting of the Greater Syracuse Property Development Corp., more informally known as the Land Bank. The Land Bank is foreseen as a way for the city and county to jointly manage the increasing number of vacant and abandoned buildings in our neighborhoods. These vacant houses have created … Continue reading Admitting There Is A Problem

Will Syracuse Get A Toaster If We Open A Land Bank?

New York State is on the cusp of approving legislation to create land banks, public authorities that are vested with the sole power to develop or demolish tax delinquent vacant properties in designated areas. The bill would authorize the creation of three land banks in the state, in sort of a pilot project. The Metropolitan … Continue reading Will Syracuse Get A Toaster If We Open A Land Bank?