Derelict houses, dormant factories, moribund strip malls, and other types of vacant and abandoned properties are among the most visible outward signs of a community’s reversing fortunes.these vacant and abandoned properties are more than just a symptom of larger economic forces at work in the community; their association with crime, increased risk to health and welfare, plunging property values, and escalating municipal costs make them problems in and of themselves, contributing to overall community decline and disinvestment. This is unfortunate problem that the city of Chicago is facing right now.
To counter this huge issue, the city of Chicago has implemented a great program, called “ $1 Large Lots”. The “$1 large Lots” allows people to buy lots for only one dollar in the West and South side of Chicago This program would help the city solve its issues if empty lots and help the city’s urban sustainability. By making land that was once empty into land that can be used to help the community income value, by providing taxes.