The City had acquired approximately 900 parcels in 2010 which were left over from the Grant County tax sale. Since then, the number has reduced to over 200 parcels which are vacant lots.
Most importantly to the economic vitality of the city, purchasing one (or more) of these properties, and taking full responsibility and ownership of them, puts the property back on the tax rolls, and fosters a healthy, self-sustaining Marion. It is also a win-win scenario of being a community partner.
The program is also a way for homeowners to expand their current lots in the case one or more parcels is adjacent to their property or properties.