The Birmingham Land Bank will be open for business within the month. The Land Bank will sell tax sale properties with clean, insurable, titles. It will initially target Pratt City and areas around Carraway Hospital, as the most in need of redevelopment.
The Carraway Hospital neighborhoods have many large, older homes that are already being purchased and rehabbed by young professionals. Alabama Public Radio had a Morning Edition segment on this subject, Monday morning, March 21st. It is not yet on the website (as of 3/21 @ 7am) but should be up soon. Click HERE to see if the transcript has been posted yet.
HERE is the website of the Birmingham Land Bank.