Vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties are often grouped together as “problem properties” because they destabilize neighborhoods, create fire and safety hazards, drive down property values, and drain local tax dollars. In some sense, these are properties the private market has altogether rejected.

Land banks, in essence, are a direct response to this growing trend of vacancy and abandonment, created to strategically acquire problem properties and convert these liabilities into assets. In short, land banks are intended to acquire title to these problem properties, eliminate the liabilities, and transfer the properties to new, responsible owners in a transparent manner that results in outcomes consistent with community-based plans. Most land banks have special powers that enable them to undertake these activities more effectively and efficiently than other public or nonprofit entities. When thoughtfully executed, land banking can resolve some of the toughest barriers to returning land to productive use, helping to unlock the value of problem properties and converting them into assets for community revitalization. Incorporation Date:  2/8/2017

Meetings: Regular meetings of the Adams County Land Reutilization Corporation will be held quarterly at 3:00 p.m. in the Adams County Government Center conference room located at 215 North Cross Street, West Union, Oh 45693.
Dates are subject to change call 937-544-5151

2023 Schedule:

January 23, 2023
March 27th, 2023
June 26th, 2023
Sept 25th, 2023
January 22, 2024


Adams Co. Economic and Community Development, Managing Partner
215 N. Cross Street, Suite 101
West Union, OH 45693

Paul Worley:

Board Members:

Kelly Jones, President -
Diane Ward, Vice-President -
Lisa Newman, Member -
Craig Wilson, Member -
Jerry Kirker, Member -

Paul Worley: