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Land Banks in Action: Fulton County, Georgia

June 12, 2014

A previous post by Tyler Mulligan explained how local North Carolina governments can utilize land banks to address vacant, abandoned, and tax foreclosed properties in their community. Another post provided a case study of the Genesee County Land Bank Authority in Genesee County, Michigan. This post … Continued

Tackling Blight & Vacancy: An Update on Durham’s Demolition Lien Program

May 22, 2014

In 2010, you might have read a post on our blog regarding tools available to local governments for dealing with foreclosures. The economic crisis resulted in a record number of foreclosures in North Carolina, leaving vacant properties in its wake. Four options available to local governments to tackl … Continued

Using a Redevelopment Area to Attract Private Investment

November 20, 2012

The neighborhood of Doherty Heights has seen better days. Once a vibrant residential neighborhood that was home to families and retail businesses close to the downtown core, Doherty Heights is now better known for its vacant storefronts and dilapidated houses. The majority of the city’s housing code … Continued

Kelo Revisited: Eminent Domain for Economic Development in North Carolina

November 13, 2009

  Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. A New York Times article today covered Pfizer’s announcement that it will be leaving New London, Connecticut, the city at the center of the landmark eminent domain case, Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005). In Kelo, a 5­‑4 m … Continued