What is tax abatement?

Tax abatement is the City exempting a property owner from paying property taxes due to an investment of over $125,000 in new construction. Tax abatement is only granted for the increased value of a property – tax abated properties continue to pay property tax on the value of the land. City Council has authorized two Residential Tax Abatement Districts – both in the Moreland neighborhood. Newly built homes may be eligible for a property tax abatement of up to 10 or 15 years, depending on the location. More information can be found here.

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1. Why are there vacant lots?
2. What is infill housing? Why does the City attract new housing?
3. A new infill house has been proposed for my block? How can I get more information?
4. What is the City's 2022 Neighborhood & Housing Plan?
5. What is tax abatement?
6. What is a City landbank?
7. What is the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) and the City Planning Commission (CPC)?
8. Where can I apply for a vacant lot to build a new home, or to acquire as a side lot to my existing owner occupied home?