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Albany County seeks to establish land bank, with initial focus on Albany

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Albany County officials have filed an application with Empire State Development to establish the Albany County Land Bank, designed to address blight in the county. The land bank will initially focus on the city of Albany because of the city’s concentrations of vacant and abandoned downtown properties. The county has committed $1 million over the next two years to fund the startup, and regional economic development funding and other revenue sources will be explored. “The ...

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