New Law Expands Use of Land Banks

Jul 7, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Governor Whitmer signed legislation expanding the number of cities in townships that can establish land bank fast track authorities.

Key Points:

    • Under the new law, any city or township with a population greater than 50,000 can now utilize one, if they’re not located in a county that already has a county authority.
    • Prior to the change, only counties and the city of Detroit could create these authorities.
    • Local government use these authorities as a tool to revitalize vacant, unused, abandoned, or blighted land and structures, build affordable housing, make downtowns and neighborhoods more livable and attractive, and grow local economies.

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