land bank

(redirected from land banks)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to land banks: competency, Federal Land Banks

Federal Land Bank

A bank that provides loans for agricultural or other rural use. Most loans from federal land banks are for commercial agriculture, but they also finance personal and recreational projects. Federal land banks form part of the Farm Credit System. See also: Farm Credit Act.

land bank

Land purchased and held for future development.

References in periodicals archive ?
paragraph] Land banks now number more than 125, according to the Flint, Michigan-based Center for Community Progress, and have spread from their roots in the upper Midwest Rust Belt into the Plains states, the Southwest, the Northeast, the Northwest and the South.
This Government specialises in double standards, allowing the private sector to build up land banks but forcing councils to sell off pocket handkerchiefs of land so that the public sector has no silver left.
This Government specialises in double standards, one which allows the growing private sector to build up massive land banks - check out who owns former Coal Board land in the borough - but forces Councils to sell off pocket handkerchiefs of land so that the public sector has no silver left.
The houses, little more than a mile from downtown Philadelphia, are among an estimated 40,000 vacant, derelict or underused buildings and lots -- both publicly and privately owned -- that are candidates for the city's new Land Bank, an ambitious program that is the latest effort to clear up blighted neighborhoods.
The Land Banks Bill encourages community revitalization efforts by enabling local government entities to eliminate their blight property problems through restoration of abandoned and tax delinquent properties.
Land banks have started shrinking Another National Capital Region- based real estate giant Parsvnath Developers is selling land banks, including its prime property on Kasturba Gandhi Marg.
It has suggested a provision for setting up land bank corporations to facilitate acquisition and disbursement of land for industrial use.
If you are a short land bank company, you are looking at a world where house prices don't go up much, but build costs and construction materials, which are energy intensive, are going to go up.
As I understand it, Westbury is not alone with brimming land banks.
The group has one of the largest land banks in the industry and as land prices begin to rise it has been able to increase margins by building on comparatively cheap plots.
As one of the few commercial land banks in Florida, we offer the owners of land, not ready for development for another two to five years, an opportunity for immediate sale, with a quick closing," said Michael M.
In 2009, former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis led an effort to change Ohio state law to allow for the creation of regional land banks capable of accepting properties in both inner cities and suburbs.