What policies govern the acquisition of properties into the land bank inventory?
  • Proposal and request by nonprofits that identify specific properties for acquisition.
  • Properties that are subject to a City lien and can be foreclosed on by the City.
  • Proposals and request by government entities.
  • Proposals and request by private developers.
  • Input from citizens and neighborhoods.
  • Properties that are considered vacant and abandoned.
  • Properties that are delinquent on their ad-valorem real property taxes.
  • Properties that are environmentally contaminated and have secured funds for cleanup.
  • Properties that are available through donation by a private owner.
  • Properties that are bank foreclosed.
  • Properties that will allow for the creation of additional greenspace.
  • Improved properties that are the subject to an existing order for demolition.
  • Non-conforming, undevelopable vacant properties.
  • Properties that would form a part of a contiguous or scattered land assemblage development plan.
  • Properties that will result in planned development that benefits the community. 

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1. What is a land bank?
2. What is the purpose of the Jonesboro land bank and the Jonesboro Land Bank Commission?
3. How many land banks are operating throughout the country?
4. What policies govern the acquisition of properties into the land bank inventory?
5. What are the priorities concerning the disposition of properties from the land bank inventory?
6. Priorities as to who purchases property from the land bank:
7. How does the land bank acquire property for the land bank inventory?
8. Can I attend Commission meetings?
9. Who are the current land bank commissioners?