ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Ten vacant acres of land in Albany will now be put to use.
The land is right across from the Third Kiokee Baptist Church on South Madison Street.
The city previously owned it, having to pay maintenance fees and taxes on land not actually being used.
Now the Land Bank Authority will take it from the city and give it a purpose, allowing the church to use it for parking and events.
“Trying to get that property back on the tax digest. In the area they’re looking at in South Albany, it would be a step in the right direction because you have over 300 something substandard vacant lots or houses that need to be torn down,” said Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard.
City Commissioners hope the Land Bank can acquire more vacant and blighted properties throughout the city now.