A recent article in the Topeka Capital-Journal compiled a list of cities that are offering free lots to residents. Communities in Kansas have been using this kind of incentive for years.
According to the article:
- Ellsworth County – From 2003 to 2008, 42 families had moved to the area and took advantage of the loan program or the free lots
- Plainville, in Rooks County, has given away 13 residential lots in the past eight years
- Mankato has 23 lots available
- Greeley County purchased land in 2005 for a dairy that wanted to move to the community and recently gave property to a trucking business that was expanding
- Tescott, in Ottawa County, requires a family to have at least one child 18 or younger in order to obtain a free housing lot
- Those meeting the requirements for free housing lots in Lincoln in Lincoln County and Herndon, Atwood and McDonald, all in Rawlins County, may qualify for a 10-year property tax rebate program
- Marquette, in McPherson County, offers free housing lots but charges for special assessments for water lines and streets
Some cities or counties have requirements or restrictions that need to be met.
Read the full article here.