BATAVIA, OH (March 6, 2023) – Clermont County’s Land Bank is off to a strong start, with the demolition of six vacant or blighted structures across the county. Work has begun on another eight structures, with contracts executed for another 10. All work is planned for completion by May 23. (Photo: Before/after in Chilo.)
To see an interactive map of the projects, click here
Last year, the newly created Land Bank was awarded $500,000 from the Ohio Department of Development. The Land Bank has worked with local jurisdictions to identify vacant properties that are eligible for demolition.
The Clermont County Land Bank, officially named the Clermont County Land Reutilization Corp., is a critical tool to assist with underperforming properties. Vacant and blighted structures decrease property values and lead to a host of other problems which drain local fire and police resources.
Members of the board are County Treasurer Jeannie Zurmehly (chair), Commissioner David Painter (vice chair), Commissioner Bonnie Batchler, Jeff Baumgarth (representing townships) and Michael Doss (representing municipalities).