The mission of the Detroit Land Bank Authority is to return Detroit’s vacant, abandoned, and foreclosed property to productive use. One of the simplest ways to do that is to put vacant land back in the hands of residents. The Detroit Land Bank is pleased to offer the opportunity for residents to purchase “side lots” – the vacant lot next door, for just $100. Residents are able to either buy their side lot online or directly from our website. Side lots can also be purchased by attending side lot fairs that are put on several times each year.
Already, residents have purchased over 3000 side lots…using them for everything from a garden, a space for a new garage and even a place to simply relax. For more information and to find out if there is a lot that you are eligible, click here.
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Click Here to view our full Side Lot Program policy.