Using Municipal Land Banks for Urban Renewal: Structuring and Financing Land Banks, Partnering With Land Trusts
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide knowledge to municipal attorneys on how to use land banks for urban renewal projects. The program will discuss current trends in municipal use of land banks, how to structure and implement a land bank, financing mechanisms for land bank activities, and partnering with nonprofit community land trusts.
- Economic, demographic and legal forces impacting problem properties and obstacles to resolution
- Establishing a land bank (governance, acquisition, disposition, blight elimination, and community engagement)
- State enabling statutes vs. local code enforcement authority
- Creating and operating a land bank without state enabling legislation
- Partnering with community land trusts
- Financing for funding of land bank activities
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the legal issues that present challenges to the creation and use of land banks?
- What are the common structures and governance mechanisms for land banks?
- What are the benefits of using land banks in tandem with partnerships with nonprofit land trusts?
- What are the most common sources for financing land bank activities?
Brent O. Denzin
Ancel Glink Diamond Bush Dicianni & Krafthefer
Mr. Denzin practices in the areas of real estate law, environmental law and urban redevelopment. He focuses... | Read More
Mr. Denzin practices in the areas of real estate law, environmental law and urban redevelopment. He focuses his practice on urban redevelopment, neighborhood stabilization and complex real estate transactions. Mr. Denzin serves as lead counsel for two regional land banks, and multiple government agencies, municipalities and organizations; and has led numerous federal and state remediation projects; aided in successfully litigating a series of a multi-million dollar lawsuits; and repurposed hundreds of acres of distressed property.Close
Kristopher (Kip) Wahlers
Mr. Wahlers has more than two decades of experience in the field of public finance, economic development and public... | Read More
Mr. Wahlers has more than two decades of experience in the field of public finance, economic development and public law. He has represented state and local governments at all levels as bond counsel and has also served as underwriters' counsel, bank counsel and counsel to private sector entities doing business with government. Mr. Wahlers’ experience includes financings and projects with port authorities, counties, municipalities, townships and school districts.Close