Boardman hopes to turn empty lots into green spaces

Boardman Township hopes to transform neglected properties to green spaces

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – People living in Boardman got the chance to learn more about the township’s land bank program on Tuesday night.

The program started in 2012 and since that time, the township has acquired 14 properties so far. These were homes or buildings that were either abandoned, neglected, or delinquent in their property taxes.

The hope is to turn many of the lots into green spaces.

“Some of our lots are in neighborhoods that are tight with small lot sizes. We would like them to stay green as a side yard or additional space as a lot for a garden,” said Boardman Zoning Inspector Sarah Gartland.

All of the lots acquired in the land bank program have been rezoned so only a single family home can be built there.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s