A recent article discusses one community’s initiatives to “injecting new life into narrow, vacant lots brought about by blighted-structures removal”.

Several approaches are referenced, including;

  • the topic must remain a regular item on council meeting agendas.
  • arranging for construction professionals to present their thoughts on how the city might best proceed
  • couple of meetings for city residents to express their opinions and, even, their concerns
  • appointment of a couple of city residents to serve as liaisons between the council and the general community
  • holding a builders’ fair
  • tackling the question and existing uncertainty about whether building homes on narrow lots can be a profitable venture
  • recruiting builders to “rehab” blighted homes for which rehabilitation remains a possible option because of their condition

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