Thanks to @adrian I applied for all seven neighborhood lots within 500 feet of 3731, according to Land Bank program that sells them for $250 each. You can view them here:
It’s exciting to think of the potential for constructing new permanently affordable housing using natural materials (rammed earth, compressed earth brick, aircrete), planting gardens or food forests to provide free food for the public, mixed use community spaces, and more.
I’ve filed a Principal Residence Exception (PRE) with the assessor’s office, and have registered the property transfer with them, since August 31st, and the property is current on taxes, which are the main requirements. I’ll post updates here when I know whether my applications have been approved or not.
I’m also excited to lead future workshops or meetups for local Detroit homeowners to let them know about these programs as well.