Derelict Property Study

Wayne County commissioned a Derelict Properties Strategy Plan, funded in part by Federal funds made available through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to assist The County, local municipalities, the Wayne County Regional Land Bank, and other local stakeholders in prioritizing the use of limited local resources to address County-wide property dereliction. For this Plan, a Derelict Properties Database was created to inventory the location and types of derelict properties found throughout the County. This database was analyzed to identify three initial Strategic Areas for redevelopment plans and recommendations, to serve as templates for villages and towns throughout the County, maximizing impact by addressing clusters of derelict properties. The plan provides tools for assessing the condition of derelict properties and prioritizing action on them. The plan provides county-wide recommendations and strategies to address derelict properties based on a vision, goals, and objectives and an economic, market, and housing analyses.

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