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Marketed Properties


In addition to online sales platforms, the DLBA lists some properties in 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 the 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

1452 Sheridan - Islandview

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

1727 Baldwin - Islandview

1728 Field - Islandview

1736 Field - Islandview

2202 W Euclid MLS

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

3734 Atkinson

302 Mt. Vernon - North End

314 Mt. Vernon - North End

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

690 W Philadelphia - Piety Hill

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

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

2081 Virginia Park - Virginia Park

2229 W Grand Blvd - Wildemere Park

2091 Steward - LaSalle Gardens

2203 Lothrop - LaSalle Gardens

2105 LaSalle - LaSalle Gardens

6103 Avery - Elijah McCoy

6157 Avery - Elijah McCoy

6102 Rosa Parks Blvd - Elijah McCoy

7545 Dunedin MLS

7602-7610 Woodrow Wilson MLS

1704 Infantry MLS

1502 Dragoon MLS

2776-2814 25th Street MLS

808 Virginia Park

2881 17th St.

2202 W Euclid MLS

17th/Butternut Site - 2881 17 St

2336 17th Street MLS

 

Bundles of single-family houses in the same neighborhood. These bundles are designed for small-scale developers with the 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.

Dexter-Linwood Bundle

2698 Calvert

2754 Calvert

2625 Calvert

Warrendale Bundle - N of Tireman

8047 Greenview

7846 Greenview

8234 Penrod

8219 Rosemont

Cornerstone Village Bundle

4700 Neff

4880 Lodewyck

5103 Neff

5957 Oldtown

 

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.

8809-8817 Epworth

6195 Selkirk

2929 Northwestern

3558 Garfield

13131 E Warren - vacant lot

15655 Inverness

9578 Oakland

19551 Hoyt

3270 Rochester

5440 Woodward - Midtown parking space

18572 Binder

9800 Wyoming

13537 Gratiot

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)

5361 Mitchell - Poletown East

11810 Ohio - Littlefield Community

11534 Woodrow Wilson - Dexter/Linwood


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
LISC
Enterprise


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.