The Cuyahoga Land Bank had another productive year in stabilizing communities and removing blight throughout the county. In order to manage the large number of vacant and abandoned properties the Cuyahoga Land Bank demolition capacity continued to increase. The demolition department has completed over eight hundred blight-elimination demolitions per year since 2013. Since the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s inception, the primary focus has been on residential property. This past year, further collaboration with municipalities has led to the acquisition and demolition of several blighted commercial properties. These demolition projects occurred with several partner communities including Shaker Heights, East Cleveland, Cleveland and Warrensville Heights. The launch of the Cuyahoga County Demolition Fund Program in 2015 will allow for further targeted demolition of vacant and abandoned properties to improve our communities.