Found the Land Bank office in the County Clerk Office in the County Court House this afternoon. I'll have to write a travel guide for WyCo residents to navigate the complex labyrinth of government offices in downtown KCK. That or build a teleporter to get people easily from one building to the one where they need to be...I can't tell you how many times I've been in City Hall when I needed to be in the Court House.
Anyway, started the process to free up land for an urban farm in our neighborhood. Spent some time at the Register of Deeds (also in the Court House) last week looking up all the parcel numbers for the lots--twelve of them are candidates for the land bank. We literally have over 2 acres of vacant lots in a one block radius from our house...and even more than that if we expand the circle.
Still thinking and praying and weighing the options, but this will at least make it legally possible to start if we decide to go this direction.
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