Rochester Land Bank Corporation

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Land Bank Mission Statement

The Rochester Land Bank Corporation will return underutilized property to productive use, preserve and create quality housing, enhance the quality of life within neighborhoods, and encourage economic opportunities.


About the Land Bank 

The purpose of the land bank is to acquire, hold and dispose of real property that is vacant, abandoned or underutilized for purposes of returning those properties to productive use. This goal will be met through judicious use of land bank powers enumerated in Section 1600 of the NY Not-for-profit Corporation Law (known as the “Land Bank Act”) to specifically facilitate, manage, and implement City of Rochester designated community development projects or redevelopment plans.

The focus of the land bank is systematic treatment of vacant property consistent with the development strategies and policies created by City government and community members. The land bank will acquire and dispose of real property when a disposition strategy has been identified within the context of City designated community development projects or redevelopment plans. The disposition strategy may include holding the property in the land bank for a period of time, demolition, sale to a developer or other strategies.

Rochester Land Bank Corporation Board Membership 

There are seven members of the Board of Directors, five ex officio members, and two appointed members to serve a three year terms. The directors of the Board shall be as follows:  

Current Board of Directors 

Ex Officio Members 

  • City Treasurer:  Kim Jones, Board Treasurer
  • Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development: Kate Washington, Board Chair
  • Manager of Housing:  Carol Wheeler, Board Vice-Chair
  • Director of Inspection and Compliance Services:  Gary Kirkmire
  • City Council Chief of Staff:  Andrea Guzzetta

Appointed Members (serve three-year terms): 

  • Mayor's Appointee: George Parker, Board Secretary
  • City Council President's Appointee: Dana Miller 

Public Meeting Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

Meetings are held at 3 p.m. in City Hall, 30 Church St, Rochester, New York 14614 


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 January 19  Agenda     Minutes 
February 16  Agenda  Minutes  
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May 18  Agenda   Minutes  
 June 14  Agenda   Minutes 
July 20  Agenda   Minutes 
August 17  Agenda   Minutes 
 September 21  Agenda  Minutes 
October 19  Agenda  Minutes  
November 16  Agenda   Minutes 
December 21  Agenda  Minutes 





September 8, 2014      Agenda       

September 9, 2015      Agenda          

September 15, 2016      Agenda   

September 14, 2017     Agenda  

  • Gary Kirkmire, Chair
  • Andrea Guzzetta
  • Kim Jones
  • George Parker


  • Kim Jones, Chair
  • Kate Washington


  • Andrea Guzzetta, Chair
  • George Parker
  • Dana Miller



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