Small Indiana cities struggling to fight back against blight and deadbeat landlords may get another tool this legislative session.
Last year, lawmakers allowed the use of so-called “land banks” for medium-size, or Class II, cities. But smaller Class III cities were not afforded the same right. A similar bill this year would change that.
Land banking lets cities scoop up delinquent properties in hopes of selling them to developers who will take care of the land and make it profitable again.