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A photo illustration shows vacant lots purchased from Kansas City's Land Bank by Joshua Bowlin in 2017. Since then, the lots have accumulated trash and overgrown weeds.
Chase Castor
Kansas City Beacon
The Kansas City Land Bank is supposed to revitalize neighborhoods. But a Beacon investigation found that the Land Bank has potential conflicts of interest between board members and buyers, and fails to hold buyers accountable to its own requirements. The result: Properties sit vacant for years.
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