BELMONT — More properties, a new partner and back-end improvements aim to make 2020 a busy year for the Allegany County Land Bank Corporation.
In a report to the Allegany County Board of Legislators on Monday, land bank Executive Director Jason Isaman spelled out how the nonprofit established by the county has — and will — keep fighting blighted properties.
New York’s first 10 land banks were established in 2012 under the New York Land Bank Act. Today, there are 25, including in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Steuben counties. The Allegany County group’s board first met March 28, 2016.
The first two properties were acquired in 2017, with 16 sites now having been acquired. Ten of those properties had structures removed, while three others have been renovated. Of those properties, eight were picked up in 2019 alone.
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