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.

2023 Development Partner Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been POSTPONED 

Rochester Land Bank Corporation will postpone the Development Partner RFQ that has been issued in July of previous years.  The City of Rochester Tax Foreclosure will proceed as scheduled.  The Land Bank will participate in the 2023 City of Rochester Tax Foreclosure Auction, but will postpone solicitation of development partners until after title to the tax foreclosed properties has been secured.  Please check back in January 2024.

Current Events

Rochester Land Bank Corporation's next monthly meeting will be held Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm at City Hall, 30 Church Street, Conference Room 223B, Rochester, NY 14614.



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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 three year terms. Click here for a list of members 

Public Meeting Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

Monthly meetings are held at 3PM in City Hall, 30 Church St, Room 223B, Rochester, New York, 14614. Click here for schedules, Agendas and Minutes  


Standing committees include Acquisition, Audit, Finance, and Governance. Click here for committee information.


Available reports include Audit, Budget and Financial Plan, Annual Reports, Audited financial statements, Current Inventory and Disposition Log. Click Here to access reports.

Land Bank Policies

Click Here to see a list of policies governing the operation of the Rochester Land Bank Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) 

 Click Here to See Land Bank Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)  


 Click Here for a Gallery of Projects completed by Land Bank Partners