During his state of the city address Tuesday, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced he would recommend to City Council council that the city use $1.7 million to fight blight.
As part of the land banking program, the city would take title to hundreds of properties that went unsold at the most recent tax sale. The city would then have crews come in and demolish the existing structure and then the land bank would hold the piece of property for a future developer.
The properties potentially slated for demolition are the 200-homes that didn’t sell at the most recent tax sale that have structures on them. More than 370 properties would be part of the first round of land banking efforts, in total.
To visually show you just how many homes could be demolished, Eyewitness News plotted them on this map.
Each red dot represents a property that went unsold at the most recent tax sale that has a structure on it. As you can see, most of them are concentrated on the south side and in the Jacobsville area north of Columbia Street.
Click here to see a full-screen version of the map.