County transfers 150 vacant lots to group in model for blight efforts

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 04, 2020 5:38 PM CT | Published: January 24, 2020 3:40 PM CT
<strong>Cara Hall heads home on Alma Avenue&nbsp; after taking her children to school in the Klondike neighborhood on Friday, Jan. 24, where Shelby County officially transferred more than 150 properties from the county&rsquo;s land bank to the Klondike-Smokey City CDC. The organization plans to renovate the blighted homes.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Cara Hall heads home on Alma Avenue after taking her children to school in the Klondike neighborhood on Friday, Jan. 24, where Shelby County officially transferred more than 150 properties from the county’s land bank to the Klondike-Smokey City CDC. The organization plans to renovate the blighted homes. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Klondike-Smokey City residents will ultimately determine what happens to the lots its community development corporation was put in charge of Friday.

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Quincey Morris Klondike-Smokey City CDC Lee Harris Shelby County Government Tami Sawyer
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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