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Rochester Land Bank Corporation

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Land Bank Mission Statement

The Rochester Land Bank Corporation will return underutilized property to productive use, preserve and create quality housing, enhance the quality of life within neighborhoods, and encourage economic opportunities.

About the Land Bank 

The purpose of the land bank is to acquire, hold and dispose of real property that is vacant, abandoned or underutilized for purposes of returning those properties to productive use. This goal will be met through judicious use of land bank powers enumerated in Section 1600 of the NY Not-for-profit Corporation Law (known as the “Land Bank Act”) to specifically facilitate, manage, and implement City of Rochester designated community development projects or redevelopment plans.

The focus of the land bank is systematic treatment of vacant property consistent with the development strategies and policies created by City government and community members. The land bank will acquire and dispose of real property when a disposition strategy has been identified within the context of City designated community development projects or redevelopment plans. The disposition strategy may include holding the property in the land bank for a period of time, demolition, sale to a developer or other strategies.

Rochester Land Bank Corporation Board Membership 

There are seven members of the Board of Directors, five ex officio members, and two appointed members to serve a three year terms. The directors of the Board shall be as follows:  

Current Board of Directors 

Ex Officio Members 

  • City Treasurer:  Kim Jones, Board Treasurer
  • Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development: Kate Washington, Board Vice-Chair
  • Manager of Housing:  Carol Wheeler, Board Chair
  • Director of Inspection and Compliance Services:  Gary Kirkmire
  • City Council Chief of Staff:  Andrea Guzzetta

Appointed Members (serve three-year terms): 

  • Mayor's Appointee: George Parker, Board Secretary
  • City Council President's Appointee: Dana Miller 

Public Meeting Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

Meetings are held at 3 p.m. in City Hall, 30 Church St, Rochester, New York 14614 


  Agendas      Minutes 
Jan 10
(Special Meeting)    
Agenda  Minutes 
Jan. 16  Agenda  Minutes  
Feb. 20  Agenda  Minutes 
March 20  Agenda  Minutes 
April 17  Agenda  Minutes  
May 15   Agenda  Minutes 
June 19  Agenda     Minutes 
July 17      Agenda     Minutes  
August 21  Agenda  Minutes     

September 18     

Agenda      Minutes 
October 16      Agenda     Minutes  
November 20  Agenda     Minutes   
December 18      Agenda  


January 15  Agenda  Minutes




September 8, 2014      Agenda      Minutes      

  • Gary Kirkmire, Chair
  • Andrea Guzzetta
  • Kim Jones
  • George Parker


  • Kim Jones, Chair
  • Kate Washington


  • Andrea Guzzetta, Chair
  • George Parker
  • Dana Miller



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