Williams County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)

100 S. Main Street Bryan, OH 43506   (419) 636-1850     williamscountylandbank@gmail.com 

Williams County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)

100 S. Main Street Bryan, OH 43506   (419) 636-1850     williamscountylandbank@gmail.com 

The Williams County Land Reutilization Corporation (WCLRC), also known as the Williams County Land Bank, was incorporated in July 2016. The quasi-governmental entity was formed to address vacant, blighted, abandoned, and tax delinquent properties throughout the County. The Land Bank can acquire properties through tax foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, private donation, purchase, and other means. The goal of the Williams County Land Bank is to improve the quality of neighborhoods, increase land values, create diverse housing opportunities, and return properties to the tax rolls. 

Board of Directors

Brian Wieland

Vickie Grimm

Todd Burkholder

Brian Davis

Lewis Hilkert

Kellie Gray

Jason Rockey

Meeting Schedule

 

Meetings are typically held monthly or as needed on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Williams County Commissioners' Office, One Courthouse Square 4th Floor Bryan, OH 43506. 

BUILDING DEMOLITION AND SITE REVITALIZATION PROGRAM

This program is designed to provide grants for the demolition of commercial and residential buildings and revitalization of surrounding properties. If you have a property that you would like demolished, please email the County Treasurer at: kgray@wmsco.org, the property card and photos of the property that you want demolished so that they can consider your property for demolition. The deadline to submit your demolition interest to the County Treasurer is January 31, 2022.

Eligible Properties

Blighted, vacant or abandoned structures are eligible for demolition. Commercial and residential buildings on sites that are not brownfields are eligible properties. Commercial properties include buildings that were used for retail, office, manufacturing, industrial, industrial warehousing, institutional, or other non-residential or mixed-use (meaning any mix of these uses or a mix of residential and commercial uses) purposes.

Non-vacant and blighted structures are not eligible, unless they are contiguous and/or connected to vacant and blighted structures that are necessary to demolish.

Land Bank Projects: Before & After

426 N. Williams Street Bryan, OH
426 N. Williams Street Bryan, OH

This property was acquired by the Williams County Land Bank in 2017.

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During Demolition
During Demolition

B&M Farms, LLC completed the demolition in September 2017.

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Spring Planting
Spring Planting

The raised beds are all full and planting is underway. For more information, contact Jenni McKarns at williamscountygarden @gmail.com.

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426 N. Williams Street Bryan, OH
426 N. Williams Street Bryan, OH

This property was acquired by the Williams County Land Bank in 2017.

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