The Clumper: Finding Needles in a Property Haystack

Meeting Materials by Michael Schramm
June 19, 2013

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development   (Cleveland)

Parcels in the inventory or heading to the inventory of a public entity such as a municipal or county land bank are often clustered in large aggregations also known as “clumps.” Decades of demolition and landbanking in the City of Cleveland have created opportunities for redevelopment, urban agriculture, storm water management, etc. However, the “clumps” that exist in land banks do not have a single boundary. Instead, they are made up of dozens of typical small residential lots. The “Clumper” is a tool that allows users to identify land aggregations that suit their size requirements that are in land bank control and on the way to a land bank. This tool is also being used to grow land aggregations by identify parcels landbank eligible (tax delinquent) that are adjacent to existing “clumps”.

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NNIP Partners Meeting, June 2013