Rehabilitating Middletown : combating Muncie's vacant and abandoned housing problem

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dc.contributor.advisor Frankel, Bruce Stubbs, Nicholas Alexander 2013-05-14T12:07:23Z 2013-05-14T12:07:23Z 2013-05-04 2013-05-04
dc.description.abstract This creative project is an analysis of and compilation of solutions for Muncie's current vacant and abandoned housing problem. The evidence discovered during this analysis suggests that the areas suffering from the highest rates of residential vacancies are located in the neighborhoods that make up Muncie's urban core. Despite the severity of the problem there are many tools that could be taken advantage of that fit within Muncie's current legal and financial restrictions. Among these are the practice of land banking, the creation of special housing tax increment financing districts and the application of funds from Federal programs like the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs). If implemented efficiently and effectively, the redevelopment recommendations in this paper will improve residential conditions in Muncie.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.description.tableofcontents History of abandonment in Muncie -- Defining today's problem -- Land banking -- Code enforcement -- Tax sales -- Redevelopment financing -- Redevelopment strategies -- Creating a strategy for Muncie.
dc.subject.lcsh Abandoned houses -- Indiana -- Muncie
dc.subject.lcsh Vacant lands -- Indiana -- Muncie
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renew -- Indiana -- Muncie
dc.title Rehabilitating Middletown : combating Muncie's vacant and abandoned housing problem en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.U.R.P.), 3 hours. Thesis (M.U.R.P.)

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