Side Lot Program


The Side Lot program gives neighbors the opportunity to purchase vacant lots that are directly adjacent to their homes in order to expand their yards, improve quality of life in Kalamazoo’s neighborhoods, return properties to active use, and contribute to the tax base. The majority of the Land Bank’s properties are vacant lots, and need investment and attention to become more than just unused space. Our Side Lot and Adopt-a-Lot programs have returned hundreds of properties to the tax rolls, and back to the community since we started in 2010.

If you are interested in purchasing a vacant parcel that is directly adjacent to your property, please check to see that the parcel is available for sale through the Property Search, then fill out an application. Applications are available in English or Espanol.  Our staff will assess your application to see if it’s a good fit for the lot and neighborhood. Neighbors are also able to lease lots through our Adopt-a-Lot program. If you have questions, please contact the Program Coordinator at (269) 762-6191.

Reed Ave Before…

Now a yard for the Nunez family

S Park Street Before…

Now Fruit of the Vine community garden