In July, Lilah Zautner, Manager of Special Projects and Land Reuse and Jessie Masters, Information and Planning Specialist at the Cuyahoga Land Bank presented at the third Legacy City Preservation Conference, held in Buffalo, NY. The conference theme, “reGENerated,” invited attendees to engage, learn, ponder, share, and consider solutions for the hubs of creativity, innovation, and optimism that are Legacy Cities.
Lilah and Jessie presented “The County Land Bank: A Powerful Acquisition Tool for Historic Preservation,” to a standing-room-only crowd. The presentation centered on the different acquisition pipelines and data sources available to the Cuyahoga Land Bank and underscored the importance of key disposition partners in our work. Four case studies highlighted how the Cuyahoga Land Bank strategically acquired properties that were ripe for preservation and how each was saved from the wrecking ball.