Loveland build a public portal for residents and Land Bank staff, plus custom field survey apps and enterprise data integrations.
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"Working with the Loveland team has provided us a platform — Landgrid Enterprise — that helps us understand the property data we need to efficiently run an operation like the Land Bank."
In addition to using Loveland’s parcel surveying app to gather information on buildings throughout the area, Loveland has also done custom work in a few areas to optimize Lucas County’s workflow.
When Lucas County asked for a way to calculate statistics around tax delinquency and land use, Loveland was able to auto-calculate those metrics within the platform, which allows Lucas County to quickly see this data in any given part of their service area and use that information not just internally, but also as a tool to educate the public.
As part of Loveland’s continuing push to acquire useful information about America’s properties nationwide, Lucas County was able to access USPS vacancy data for properties in their service area that were severely tax delinquent.
Having a vacancy indicator like this means that the Land Bank has a chance to figure out that a property is unoccupied before it looks vacant externally, meaning tax foreclosure can be initiated sooner and a property’s chance of coming to the Land Bank in good condition (meaning a higher chance for productive reuse) is improved.
“Working with the Loveland team has provided us a platform — Landgrid Enterprise — that helps us understand the property data we need to efficiently run an operation like the Land Bank.
"Our subscription provides us not only access to a mapping tool, but also to Loveland staff expertise - we work together to devise solutions and ways of analysis that help us do our job. New datasets like USPS vacancy which help us identify potentially blighted properties is highly valuable as we work to make Toledo and all of Lucas County a vibrant place to live.”
— David Mann, President & CEO