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  
  • Director of Development Services: Dana Miller, Board Chair
  • Manager of Housing:  Carol Wheeler, Board Vice-Chair
  • Director of Buildings and Zoning:  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: Jacklyn Ortiz

Public Meeting Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

Meetings are held at 3 p.m. in City Hall, 30 Church St,  Room 223B, Rochester, New York 14614  

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January 18     Agendas Minutes
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February 21  Agenda      Minutes
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May 16           Agenda Minutes
June 20 Agenda Minutes
July 18 Agenda Minutes
August 15 Agenda Minutes
September 19 Agenda Minutes
October 17 Agenda Minutes
November 21 Agenda Minutes
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September 8, 2014      Agenda       

September 9, 2015      Agenda          

September 15, 2016      Agenda   

September 14, 2017     Agenda  

September 14, 2018    Agenda

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


  • Kim Jones, Chair
  • Dana Miller  
  • Gary Kirkmire


  • Andrea Guzzetta, Chair
  • George Parker
  • Dana Miller



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