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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 
  Agendas  Minutes  
January 15  Agenda  Minutes 
February 19  Agenda  Minutes - PENDING APPROVAL 
March 19  Agenda  Minutes
April 16  Agenda Minutes
May 21  Agenda Minutes
June 18  Agenda Minutes
July 16  Agenda Minutes
August 20  Agenda Minutes
September 17  Agenda Minutes
October 15  Agenda Minutes
November 19  Agenda Minutes
December 17  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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