Design contest planned for Land Bank property

The Hutchinson Land Bank is in the early stages of opening a competition for designs of what could go on several vacant lots the Land Bank owns on East Avenue C.

Chairman Mark Eaton on Friday lauded planning staff for presenting the idea March 1. He said he hoped the contest would open the Land Bank’s eyes to new options for unused properties.

“It’s kind of a new idea we’re trying,” he said. “We tend to have tunnel vision sometimes.”

He said the competition could be opened up either to design professionals or college students. Planning staff recommended limiting it to college students in a memo for the March 1 meeting.

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