The Decatur-DeKalb Regional Land Bank, designed to take over foreclosed properties and prime them for development, is slowly shape nearly six months after it was set up.
Government officials launched the bank late last year with federal money, with the idea to put vacant homes and unused commercial properties into the hands of neighborhood associations or developers, clearing the way for new uses.
That work still hasn’t happened, but the board that will direct the work is finally set. Decatur’s representatives will be assistant city manager Lyn Menne and planning director Amanda Thompson.
The county’s representatives are Morehouse College professor Hasan Crockett and architect Richard Iheme Prince.
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