After receiving the maximum award of $500,000 from the state of Ohio’s 2022 Demolition and Site Revitalization program, the Land Bank has set in motion yet another demolition program to remove blighting structures. By mid-2023, neighborhoods in the nine participating communities will see the removal of 62 dilapidated structures not located on brownfields.
The initial legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly guaranteed $500,000 for each county in a first round of funding. Additional funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. The department has made an initial announcement and is expected to award the remaining funds this fall.