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Serving as the lead entity for Franklin County, COCIC is currently scheduling discovery meetings for the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Grant. Each project will initially be reviewed to determine if the site is ready for remediation or requires an environmental assessment. Discovery meetings can be scheduled by emailing

Brownfield projects typically include closed, abandoned or unsafe commercial properties, such as schools, warehouses, factories, among others. The state’s definition of a brownfield “is an abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial, commercial, or institutional property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by known or potential releases of hazardous substances or petroleum.”


COCIC, serving as lead entity for Franklin County, is now collecting project submissions for the next phase of the Ohio Department of Development's Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program. The program is designed to provide grants for the demolition of commercial and residential buildings and revitalization of surrounding properties. Eligible projects must be blighted and vacant/abandoned structures. Brownfield sites are not eligible for this program.

To learn more about the program or to view eligibility requirements, click here.

For project considerations, please email

The mission of COCIC is to acquire properties in order to improve the quality of neighborhoods, increase property values and return unproductive properties to contributing, tax-paying status, and create diverse housing and business opportunities by leveraging resources to promote and facilitate the reclamation, rehabilitation and reutilization of vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or other real property in the County.


cocic in the news

COCIC is proud to release its 10-year impact analysis: Changing Neighborhoods, Changing Lives: The First 10 Years of COCIC’s Impact in Franklin County. The report tracks the organization’s work throughout Franklin County, Ohio during the last decade. To view the report, a summary of the report or a short video, click on the link below.

Changing Neighborhoods, Changing Lives: The First 10 Years of COCIC’s Impact in Franklin County — Greater Ohio Policy Center



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The COCIC Franklin County Land Bank is a public authority dedicated to returning Franklin County’s vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties to productive use. COCIC is committed to the elimination and prevention of hopelessly blighted, economically-stranded properties.