Giving places new purpose

to strengthen Hamilton County communities.

When properties are productive, communities benefit. Our mission is to put properties back to productive use to transform communities one lot at a time.

Request for Qualifications - The Port / Landbank Lawn Maintenance

The Landbank seeks qualified contractors to complete lawn maintenance on Landbank owned properties (those with and without a structure). Qualifications are due February 12, 2020, by 12:00 PM, and a mandatory informational meeting will be held on January 15, 2020, at 9:30 AM.

See the Full RFQ Here

How we put properties back to productive use

Through rehab, stabilization or infill new-build

We operate a market-rate housing program as well as a historic structure stabilization program to prepare properties for new owners.

Through new owners with a plan

We work to match properties with new owners with a transformative vision. See a property you have an idea for? Let us know!

Through community partners and municipalities

We collaborate with communities and local government to ensure properties are repositioned in alignment with community plans.

The Port is Launching Office Hours

Starting Friday September 13, 2019, The Port will start holding Office Hours for the public to visit our office and talk with someone about our application process. Currently applications can be submitted via email and regular mail but we now have the option to submit applications online via the Landbank’s website. An associate will be available every Friday morning from 10 AM-12 PM to answer your questions and walk through the application process in person. To schedule a time to meet with an associate please call 513-621-3000 and ask about getting on the schedule for the Port’s Office Hours or book a time by clicking the button below. Our office is located at 3 E 4th Street, Cincinnati OH, 45202.

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1702 Central before renovation

1702 Central after renovation by OTR A.D.O.P.T.

2112 Hatmaker
Before Renovations

2112 Hatmaker
1 year after Renovations

1537 St. Leger vacant lot following demolition of blighted property

1537 St. Leger with new-build infill housing through REACH Evanston

1710 Brewster with renovations by Easterseals underway

1710 Brewster ribbon cutting

Blight to Bright

Our impact? Vibrant, productive properties where blight and vacancy once held residence, transforming communities one lot at a time.

Instead of tearing down these houses, I want to bring them back to life with families living in them. Like there were when I was growing up here. I live on this street and I want to see this neighborhood be active again.

- Milton Davis, Cumminsville Rehabber and Resident

When Davis bought 3713 Cass from the Landbank, one of the walls of the house was falling down and the roof was open to the weather. Today, a family lives in the 2,500 square foot house built in 1911. Davis and his friend and neighbor of 20 years, Terry Lowery, worked together to rehab 3713 Cass. Lowery also bought a house on Cass. He’s been rehabbing it while living in it. He plans to stay in the home once he’s finished with the rehab.

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