Land bank transfers two parcels to Seneca County Habitat for Humanity

Two of the first four deteriorated properties acquired by the Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank Corp. will be transferred to Seneca County Habitat for Humanity as sites for new or refurbished homes.

Resolutions to transfer 33 Taylor Ave., Waterloo, and 2320 County Road 139, Ovid, to Habitat are on the agenda for the Nov. 27 meeting of the land bank’s board of directors. The Waterloo property is now vacant following the demolition of a house on the site, while the Ovid home is being rehabilitated.

The land bank was formed in 2015 to acquire distressed, vacant, tax-delinquent residential properties for either demolition or rehabilitation and resale. Out of the four initial properties, three homes were demolished and one is being rehabilitated.

A house at 5172 Route 414, Varick, was demolished and the empty lot will be sold by bids. A house at 3529 Route 89, Fayette, has also been demolished; the vacant lot will be subdivided and sold to the adjoining neighbors.

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