Side Lot Program (MRC)

The MRC owns vacant lots that may be sold to adjacent property owners for $100. The majority of these lots held properties recently demolished through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program. Only abutting landowners are eligible for this program. Please contact Zane Bishop to discuss eligibility.

Community Garden and Orchard Program Application (MRC)

Vacant lots may additionally be used by a community organization for use as a garden and/or orchard. Each parcel is leased from the MRC for $50 per year. The organization is responsible for all improvements and upkeep. The MRC retains ownership of these lots and holds liability insurance on the property.

Pocket Park Program (MRC)

Community organizations may also improve a vacant lot for use as a pocket park. The organization is responsible to all improvements and upkeep. Similar to the Community Garden & Orchard Program, the MRC retains ownership to these lots and holds liability insurance on the property. A memorandum of agreement will layout the terms and conditions.