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State Land Bank Seeking Demolition Bids

Monday, June 7, 2021

Media Contact: Erica Quealy, 517-582-2961 

The State Land Bank Authority (SLBA) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the demolition of three blighted residential properties in Lincoln Park, Burton and Mohawk, Michigan.

Between one and three contractors will be selected to demolish these blighted structures scattered throughout the state.  

"This is yet another way the State Land Bank Authority works at the local level to remove vacant and abandoned structures from neighborhoods, and prepares the areas for developments that spark future investment, expansion and growth," said Emily Doerr, Executive Director of the SLBA.

Proposals are due to the SLBA by June 21. Any questions should be submitted in writing by June 14. Visit the website at Michigan.gov/LandBank to view the RFP in its entirety.

The goal of the SLBA is to create a positive economic impact on Michigan's communities by recycling land and making productive use out of it. The development of the properties helps promote and support land bank operations at both the county and local levels.

With that being said, the SLBA has been responsible for the demolition of 3,362 blighted structures since 2010 alone, while also having returned 2,480 properties to productive use over that same span. In all, the SLBA currently manages 2,660 total properties.

To learn more about their efforts to improve communities across the state, visit Michigan.gov/LandBank.