The Fayette County Land Bank continues to make progress toward returning a number of abandoned, foreclosed-upon, and tax-delinquent properties to the tax roll, according to minutes from the group’s last meeting.
At the last land bank meeting, James J. Crawford’s offer of $1,000 for a parcel of property at 1015 Pearl St. in Washington C.H. was accepted. Crawford has been mowing and generally maintaining the property for several years. It will now be combined with his property located at 421 Eastern Ave. into a single parcel.
In addition to the sale to Crawford, additional sales are pending for two land bank properties. These properties are located at 1596 U.S. Highway 22 Northwest and 531 E. Elm St. in Washington C.H.
The dwellings located on the land bank properties of 7123 State Route 753 Southwest and 7107 State Route 753 Southwest will be demolished by Morris Excavating of Leesburg because they have been declared to be in a state of disrepair and uninhabitable. Originally, the Record-Herald reported that these properties would be used by the Wayne Township Fire Department for training exercises, but this plan has been changed.
Properties located at 829 Broadway St., 323 N. Fayette St., and other locations may be placed for sale by the land bank in the future, depending on the findings of Fayette County Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Drake, who is currently researching them.
The next land bank meeting will be held on Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the fourth floor conference room of the County Administration Building.
Reach Megan Neary at 614-440-9124 or @MeganNeary2