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  
  • Director of Development Services: Dana Miller, 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: Jacklyn Ortiz

Public Meeting Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

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

 2013 
  Agendas      Minutes
2014 
  Agendas Minutes 

2015

  Agendas     Minutes

2016 

  Agendas Minutes

2017

 January 19 Agenda     Minutes
February 16 Agenda Minutes 
March 16 Agenda   Minutes
April 20 Agenda     Minutes  
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 
2018
January 18     Agenda Minutes
February 15 Agenda Minutes
March 15 Agenda      Minutes
April 19 Agenda Minutes
June 21  Agenda Minutes
July 19 Agenda  Minutes
August 16 Agenda Minutes
September 20 Agenda Minutes
October 18 Agenda Minutes
November 15 Agenda Minutes
December 20 Agenda Minutes

 

Committees

Audit

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

Finance

  • Kim Jones, Chair
  • Dana Miller

Governance

  • Andrea Guzzetta, Chair
  • George Parker
  • Dana Miller

Reports

Policies

Frequently Asked Questions