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,
James Bufalino,313.806.1303,
Patricia Phillips,248.723.0059,
Benjamin Smith,313.872.1300,
Natasha Ricahrds,313.204.0310,

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

2983 Rosa Parks - 0.21 acres in North Corktown

1927-35 Spruce - North Corktown

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

1600 Sycamore & 3408-3416 Cochrane - .21 acres in North Corktown

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

7443 Linwood - Wildemere Park (B4 Commercial Zoning)

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

2371 and 2375 W Grand Blvd - W Grand Blvd frontage near New Center

Hecla House move in Woodbridge - 4 vacant lots in Woodbridge if you can move an old home onto on of the lots. Unique Opportunity!

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

21652 Orchard - 1.4 acres on Orchard & Santa Clara Street in the Old Redford neighborhood

Residential properties that require significant resources for renovation. A demolition and new-construction proposal may be considered in certain markets. Please review the proposal guidelines before submitting an offer to the appropriate broker in the below listing.

4375 W Buena Vista Street

13320 Broadstreet Avenue

4218 Cortland Street

1620 Morrell Street

7641 Brush

2511-15 Ash

9118 Brush

3480 Van Dyke

2187 Concord

3196 Lockwood

2127 Merrick

1129 Atkinson

414 Mt. Vernon

6176 16th

2481 Townsend

2566 Beals

3489 Seyburn

2742 Lothrop

908 Marston

2032 Puritan

9578 Oakland

4225 W Davison

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.

14614-14654 Burgess - 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

14617-14657 Chapel - 7 vacant lots in Brightmoor

2903 - 2947 Elmhurst - 5 vacant lots in Dexter Linwood

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

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.