150 blighted properties transferred from Shelby County to neighborhood non-profit

150 blighted properties transferred from Shelby County to neighborhood non-profit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Dozens of blighted properties have hope for new lives now that they are in the hands of an established, neighborhood non-profit.

The WMC Action News 5 Investigators have been tracking the effects of blight in Shelby County for months.

On Friday, dozens of blighted properties in the Klondike and Smokey City neighborhoods, located in North Memphis, were transferred from the Shelby County Land Bank to the Klondike-Smokey City CDC.

The agreement is the first of its kind in Shelby County.

In a ceremony held Friday, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris applauded the transfer.

“They’ve got a tall order,” he said of the non-profit group. “They’ve got 150 properties in their hands but we think they can do it. We’re so pleased that the community will continue to be in control of its own destiny. The prospects are really bright.”

The neighborhood group focuses on economic redevelopment in North Memphis. It paid $225,000 for the properties.

However, it’s unclear what will happen with the properties and when.

“Everybody asks ‘what are you going to do with these lots?’ I don’t know,” said Klondike-Smokey City CDC Executive Director, Quincey Morris. “It’s not left up to me. It’s left up to the community but I do know we’re going to stabilize, maintain, create jobs and keep our community looking fine.”

Maintenance of the properties is written into the deal with the County. The agreement states the Klondike-Smokey City CDC will also pay $15 per hour to those who cut do any work on the lots.

If maintenance does not continue, Shelby County can take back ownership of the properties within five years.

The Investigators went through the list of 150 properties. Many of the lots have been sitting the Shelby County Land Bank for years.

They ended up there after the previous owners stopped paying taxes and then no one purchased them at a tax sale.

In the agreement, Shelby County admits resources to maintain the vacant lots or demolish the blighted homes are severely limited. That was a factor in the transfer.

See the properties below.

1. 1153 LOONEY 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/29/2014

2. 0 GRANT 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/20/2009

3. 809 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

4. 805 N BELLEVUE BL 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

5. 817 BELLEVUE 38107

6. 861 BELLEVUE N. 38107

7.-10. Four empty parcels at BELLEVUE N. 38107

11. 0 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/8/1976

12. 0 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/20/2009

13. 0 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/9/2009

14. 0 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/28/1984

15. 0 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

16. 898 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/15/2016

17. 908 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/20/2009

18. 912 ALMA ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/30/2007

19. 881 N CLAYBROOK 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/3/2016

20. 885 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

21. 883 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

22. 894 OLYMPIC ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

23. 942 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2012

24. 930 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

25. 932 OLYMPIC ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

26. 937 OLYMPIC ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

27. 933 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 1/24/2013

28. 931 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/30/2007

29. 0 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/15/2011

30. 891 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2012

31. 889 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/9/2009

32. 884 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/30/2007

33. 0 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/6/1993

34. 1209 VOLLINTINE AV 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/15/2000

35. 906 ANNIE 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/26/2014

36. 906 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2010

37. 932 N BELLEVUE BL 38107

38. 885 ANNIE PL. 38107, Shelby County property as of 1/24/2013

39. 859 ANNIE 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

40. 837 ANNIE PL. 38107

41. 870 ANNIE 38107 , Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

42. 0 ANNIE PL. 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/9/2009

43. 877 MONTGOMERY ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

44. 35877 MONTGOMERY ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

45. 0 ANNIE PL 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

46. 897 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/20/2009

46. 873 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

47. 855 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

48. 1209 JOSEPH 38107

49. 848 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/23/2015

50. 856 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/24/2009

51. 0 ANNIE PL. 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/15/2011

52. 890 ANNIE PL. 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/15/2012

53. 885 MONTGOMERY, Shelby County property as of 38107 1/8/2005

54. 894 BELLEVUE 38107, Shelby County property as of 9/7/2011

55. 888 BELLEVUE 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/15/2016

56. 794 BELLEVUE BLVD 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/3/2016

57. 804 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 4/28/2016

58. 857 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/26/2014

59. 849 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/19/2007

60. 845 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

61. 829 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/15/2016

62. 823 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 1/8/2005

63. 806 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/23/2015

64. 810 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

65. 834 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/15/2016

66. 849 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/17/2017

67. 861 N. CLAYBROOK 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

68. 0 (814) ALMA - (REAR) 38107

69. 828 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

70. 832 ALMA 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/19/2007

71. 734 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2012

72. 740 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

73. 0 OLYMPIC ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

74. 758 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2010

75. 788 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

76. 764 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2010

77. 766 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/18/2010

78. 741 OLYMPIC ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

79. 753 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

80. 750 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/15/2016

81. 746 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/30/2007

82. 1212 SAFFARANS 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/3/2017

83. 779 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

84. 1208 LOONEY 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

85. 0 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 0/0/0000

86. 729 MONTGOMERY 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/19/2007

87. 738 BELLEVUE N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/26/2014

88. 744 BELLEVUE BLVD 38107, Shelby County property as of 9/3/2016

89. 0 BELLEVUE 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/8/1976

90. 0 BELLEVUE 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

91. 752 BELLEVUE BL 38107, Shelby County property as of 12/3/2005

92. 1207 SAFFARANS 38107, Shelby County property as of 4/28/2016

93. 791 MANSFIELD N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

94. 765 MANSFIELD N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/23/2015

95. 766 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/9/2009

96. 774 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/5/2005

97. 771 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

98. 765 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/26/2014

99. 747 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

100. 762 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/15/2012

101. 766 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/15/2012

102. 770 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

103. 787 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

104. 765 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/14/2019

105. 759 SPEED ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/9/2009

106. 760 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

107. 764 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

108. 779 ALASKA ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/7/1988

109. 865 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

110. 835 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/3/2015

111. 821 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/17/2017

112. 819 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

113. 825 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/3/2016

114. 863 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/29/2014

115. 852 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/15/2016

116. 862 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

117. 864 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 7/9/2009

118. 841 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

119. 801 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

120. 833 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/24/2009

121. 827 RANDLE ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/24/2009

122. 867 MANSFIELD 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/29/2014

123. 867 N MANSFIELD ST 38107, Shelby County property as of

124. 845 N MANSFIELD ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/24/2009

125. 835 MANSFIELD ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/30/2007

126. 831 N MANSFIELD ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/6/2008

127. 827 MANSFIELD N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

128. 822 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/15/2012

129. 830 RANDLE ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

130. 840 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/6/2008

131. 844 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

132. 915 MANSFIELD N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

133. 893 MANSFIELD N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 3/24/2009

134. 896 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

135. 0 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

136. 895 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/26/2013

137. 891 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/20/2009

138. 883 RANDLE 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/15/2012

139. 921 SPEED ST 38107, Shelby County property as of 8/21/2015

140. 909 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 11/18/2011

141. 907 SPEED 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/10/2011

142. 930 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 4/26/2013

143. 932 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 5/16/2006

144. 942 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

145. 885 ALASKA 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

146. 883 WATKINS N. 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2016

147. 877 N WATKINS 38107, Shelby County property as of 10/17/2017

148. 900 OLYMPIC 38107, Shelby County property as of 6/29/2010

149. 768 CLAYBROOK 38107, Shelby County property as of 2/1/2017

150. 872 ALASKA 38107

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