Category Archives: Cook County Land Bank TAP

ULI Chicago Panel of Experts Issue Recommendations for a County-Wide Land Bank

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cindy McSherry, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 ULI Chicago Panel of Experts Issue Recommendations for a County-Wide Land Bank CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2012) – The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago) released a report today confirming the need for a Cook County land bank as a tool to combat foreclosure and vacancy and promote reinvestment. Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, in partnership with Board President Toni Preckwinkle, sponsored a ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) in October after successfully introducing a resolution to … Read More

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President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

December 18, 2012 – Cook County Blog “Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer today introduced legislation creating a Cook County Land Bank Authority, an agency of the County tasked with acquiring vacant and abandoned properties throughout the region to seek to return them to productive use.” Read full post Read ULI Chicago’s Cook County Land Bank TAP report outlining governance and structure of the Land Bank

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Land bank would revitalize distressed properties

November 30, 2012 – Chicago Tribune “A land bank that would acquire, manage and repurpose vacant and abandoned properties in Cook County is one step closer to reality.” Read full article Learn more about how the ULI Chicago Cook County Land Bank TAP  is providing recommendations on scope and operations for the proposed Land Bank to the Land Bank Advisory Committee

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Land Bank Buildup – a tool for reactivating foreclosed and vacant homes, and revitalizing neighborhoods

November 27, 2012 – Chicago Sun-Times “A committee impaneled by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has endorsed the establishment of a government-run land bank to acquire decayed properties and bring them back to productive use.” Read full article Read more about ULI Chicago’s Cook County Land Bank TAP

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ULI Expert Panel Discusses Proposed Cook County Land Bank

ULI experts are discussing the proposed Cook County Land Bank this week as part of ULI Chicago’s Technical Assistance Panel program. The panel will bring together a diverse set of real estate professionals to provide objective industry expertise and pragmatic recommendations for the proposed countywide Land Bank.  Thank you to the following ULI experts who are volunteering their time to participate in the Cook County Land Bank TAP. Panel Chair Scott Goldstein, Teska Associates, Inc. Panel Members Mike Brady, Center for Community Progress Karen Butler, Great Harbor Advisors Tina Dalman, DrinkerBiddle Teri … Read More

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Cook County Appoints Committee to Evaluate Potential Land Bank

September 21, 2012 – Chicago Tribune – Cook appoints committee to evaluate potential land bank “The Cook County Board president’s office announced the members of an advisory committee that will help the board determine if and how a land bank could be structured to deal with distressed lots around the county.” Read full article Review the Proposed Resolution to Establish the Committee

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County official sees value in ‘land bank’ of foreclosed properties

May 22, 2012 – Chicago Sun-Times – Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer discusses the idea of land banks and how they might solve the foreclosure issue.  Catch Commissioner Gainer at ULI Chicago’s “Housing on the Rebound:  Members-Only Policy & Practice Forum” on June 14, 2012. Read full Chicago Sun-Times article  

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