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Marketed Properties

In addition to online sales platforms, the DLBA lists some properties on the traditional real estate market. The Projects Team works with DLBA Board-approved brokers to market buildings, lots, and houses that aren't a good fit for the Auction, Own-it-Now, or Side Lot programs. View current listings below and submit  proposals to the appropriate broker.
Broker Details :
Leonard Pickett, 313.510.7887, [email protected]
James Bufalino,313.806.1303, [email protected]
Patricia Phillips,248.723.0059,[email protected]
Benjamin Smith,313.872.1300,[email protected]
Natasha Ricahrds,313.204.0310,[email protected]

Vacant lots in markets that can support new residential construction. Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

126 and 136 Westminster - 0.21 acres in the North End

125 and 135 Westminster - 0.21 acres in the North End

1536 Temple - North Corktown

908 Manistique (canal access) - Jefferson Chalmers

1444 Sheridan - Islandview

1452 Sheridan - Islandview

1632 Merrick and 5214-5238 Avery - 0.34 acres in Woodbridge

1727 Baldwin - Islandview

1728 Field - Islandview

1736 Field - Islandview

658-668 W Euclid - Piety Hill

268 and 272 E Grand Blvd - .35 acres in Islandview

5919 Brush - Milwaukee Junction

5936-5954 Brush - Milwaukee Junction

2447 Mt. Elliott & 3650 E Vernor - 2.6 acres in Elmwood Park/McDougall Hunt

301 Mt. Vernon - North End

302 Mt. Vernon - North End

314 Mt. Vernon - North End

326 Mt. Vernon and 8229 Brush - North End

8261, 8265, 8271 Brush & 323, 327, 331 Mt. Vernon

690 W Philadelphia - Piety Hill

808 Virginia Park - Virginia Park

346 W Grand Blvd - 0.49 acres at W Grand Blvd and Porter in Hubbard Farms

2754 Vermont - North Corktown

2762 Vermont - North Corktown

1408, 1414 Lansing & 4612 Porter - SW Detroit

6830, 6842 E Lafayette - Islandview

108 Chandler - North End

North Corktown Site - 2728, 2738 Rosa Parks Blvd

North Corktown Site - 2833 Cochrane

Core City Infill Site - 1932 Alexandrine

Core City Infill Site - 4206 Vermont

Woodbridge Site Warren & Trumbull - 4806 Trumbull

North Corktown Site - 2628 Rosa Parks Blvd

McDougall Hunt Infill Site: 2133, 2139, 2147 E Vernor

McDougall Hunt Infill Site - 2138, 2142 Hendricks

McDougall Hunt Infill Site Hendricks & Dubois

Bundles of single-family houses in the same neighborhood. These bundles are designed for small-scale developers with capacity to rehab multiple houses at once. Buyers must purchase all properties in the bundle. Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

3 homes on Liberal Street in Regent Park

3 homes on Columbus in Wildemere Park

5 homes on Belvidere and Holcomb in Gratiot Woods/Pingree Park

3 homes on Lappin in Regent Park

4 homes on Garland in West-End

3 homes on Missouri in NW Goldberg

3 homes on Scotten in Midwest

4 homes on Beniteau & Lillibridge in the West End

4 homes on Tuxedo Street in Dexter-Linwood

3 homes on Joy Road in Midwest

3 homes on Spokane Street in Midwest

3 homes on Whitehill Street in Moross-Morang

2 homes on Conner & Algonquin in Jefferson Chalmers

IVGV Duplex Bundle

Warrendale Bundle - S of Joy 8665, 8690 Faust, 8608 Greenview, 8664 Brace

Warrendale Bundle - S of Warren 6535 Auburn, 6824 Plainview


Commercial structures, lots, and residential buildings with two or more housing units. Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

Land Based Project listings target community organizations or for-profit buyers that will activate vacant lots for agriculture, gardening, gathering space, or beautification. Some listings may include vacant lots and a house that can be used as a residence or workspace. Please review the proposal guidelines and plot plan instructions before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

14617-14657 Chapel - 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

5003 - 5027 Fernwood & 8643 Beechwood -5 lots in Midwest

1425 - 1467 Collingwood - 1 residential structure with 5 adjacent vacant lots in Gateway Community

5329 - 5361 Moran - 4 vacant lots in E Poletown

3380-3400 E Palmer - 1 residential structure & 3 vacant lots in Poletown East

4184-4226 25th Street - 8 vacant lots at Buchanan & 25th Street

4414-4462 25th Street - 9 vacant lots at Buchanan & 25th Street

15347-15361 Hazelton - 1 residential structure & 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

4400-4440 Mitchell - 7 vacant lots at Mitchell & E Canfield

4752-4770 23rd St & 4745-4769 Tillman - 1 residential structure/garage with 6 vacant lots in Chadsey Condon

4402-4444 Grandy - 1 residential structure with 7 vacant lots in McDougall Hunt

4067-4089 Tuxedo - 1 residential structure with 4 vacant lots in Nardin Park

3603-3643 E Ferry - 1 residential structure with 7 vacant lots in Poletown East

5537-5557 Moran - 1 residential structure with 5 vacant lots in Poletown East

McDougall Hunt LBP Bundle - Grandy/Leland 3930, 3942, 3950 Grandy 2809, 2815, 2821 Leland

Morningside LBP Site - Barham (North)

Morningside LBP Site - Barham (South)

Proposal Guidelines

Please find proposal guidelines for each type of DLBA marketed property below.

New Build Opportunities
Bundled Single-Family Homes
Commercial Property
Residential Projects
Land Based Projects
Plot Plan Instructions

Scoring Criteria

The DLBA evaluates offers using the following criteria:

  • Price
  • Feasibility of Project
  • Experience
  • Financing
  • Neighborhood Benefit

To receive points for Neighborhood Benefit, respondents must meet with neighborhood representatives and introduce their proposed project. Projects that offer tangible community benefit will receive additional points. The DLBA, and/or City of Detroit, can provide more information about active community organizations in each neighborhood.Lastly, points may be awarded for proposals where the applicant has included a certificate from the Office of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity for their business or company. More information about certificates offered can be found here.

Development Resources

City of Detroit Zoning Portal
Online Mapping
Tax Abatements and Public Subsidy Options

Private Sector Gap Financing Options:

Detroit Housing For The Future Fund
Capital Impact Partners
Invest Detroit

Tax Capture Disclaimer – 5/50

Buyers seeking certain tax abatements or lot combinations that conflict with the land bank’s 5/50 tax capture may have to make an additional payment to the DLBA.

After a Michigan land bank conveys property to a non-tax-exempt entity, the land bank receives 50% of taxes collected on that property for five years, known as a 5/50 (P.A. 260 & 261). The Assessor’s office places properties sold by a land bank on a specific tax roll to process the tax capture. However, the Assessor’s office also uses specific tax rolls for many abatements such as the NEZ, OPRA, PA 210, etc. Since the State of Michigan does not allow a property to be on two specific tax rolls at the same time, DLBA buyers need a 5/50 waiver from the DLBA before seeking applicable tax abatements and lot combinations. If buyers seek a waiver, the DLBA requests payment of the estimated five-year tax capture amount upfront.