More $1 Vacant Lots for Sale in Chicago

With some 20,000 vacant lots located around the city, Chicago is expanding the Large Lots Program that allows property owners to buy nearby lots for $1.

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December 14, 2016, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Englewood Southside Neighborhood

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"Chicago's Large Lots Program, which sells vacant city-owned parcels to nearby homeowners for $1 each, is getting a lot larger," reports Robert Channick.

"More than 4,000 vacant lots will be put up for sale in 33 communities on the South and West sides, beginning Tuesday. Eligible buyers must own property on the same block as the vacant lot, be current on their property taxes and have no outstanding debt to the city," explains Channick.

After launching in 2014, the program has expanded from its original presence in the Greater Englewood and East Garfield Park to additional neighborhoods on the South and West sides of the city. According to Channick, "[m]ore than 550 lots have been sold since the program's inception."

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