FREE LOT PROGRAM
Free lots! Qualified developers can have specific lots cost-free within the Cities of Almena, Lenora or Norton for new residential units. Eligible projects include a minimum specified quantity/quality of new residential structures meeting design and timing specifications set out for that parcel of ground.
These lots are currently held within a local homeowner association, a community foundation and/or a community land bank. The developer will agree to build a minimum specified quantity/quality of new residential structures which meet the design, association and timing specifications set out for that particular parcel. Properties will be granted on a revocable deed whereby property ownership rights revert back to program if construction does not commence within 6 months. Construction must comply with design, association, timing and other specs outlined in contract.
Design specs will vary from site-to-site and will be negotiated on a lot-by-lot basis for each residential structure with the Norton County Housing Rehab Committee. Norton City/County Economic Development (“NC/CED”) office will serve as primary contact regarding utilization of this incentive.
Various land bank lots within City of Almena, City of Lenora and City of Norton. See table in the application document.
10 to 12 lots available within the Ryan Addition, approximately 5.9 acres near intersection of Reagan and Crane in Norton. Subdivision with 0.32 acre to 0.40 acre lot sizes. Minimum Build Specs: Single family home construction, min 1500 Sq Ft livable space, min of 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car-garage, with sidewalks and off-street parking.
8 unit lots available in Timbercreek Homeowners Association (a 55+ age restricted association, with 11 existing owner occupied units, duplex construction, no rentals or tenant agreements.) Lot sizes sufficient for construction of 4 additional duplexes. Homes to be built in accordance with existing association protocol for size, design and finish specs, restricted to owner-occupied status, and abiding by existing association covenants and restrictions. Min Build Specs: Single family home construction, min 1311 Sq Ft livable space, built on slab, min of 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car-garage, off-street parking.
Application Review Process
Norton City/County Economic Development will review all applications for this program.