Two houses in the core of Atchison are now available for rehabilitation and will be open for viewing from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. The properties at 923 Santa Fe St. and 1107 Santa Fe St. were purchased by the City during the most recent Atchison County Tax Sale on April 21 with the hopes they could be rehabilitated to bring up to code and become fully habitable.
The two houses are now in the City’s Landbank as part of the REDO (Renovation, Enforcement, Demolition, Occupation) program, which aims to take abandoned and blighted properties and return them into the inhabited real estate market. The City will take proposals and Landbank applications from prospective property rehabilitators until October 31, after which the proposals will be forwarded to the City Commission for selection. The selection criteria will be based on the proposal that will have the greatest end property use and quality.
Any experienced rehabilitation experts will be considered. Proposals should include a completed Landbank application, demonstrated ability to fund the project, a proposed timeline and proposed purchase price from the City.
These two properties are the fourth and fifth in the program since the City’s REDO initiative started in 2018. One of the previous properties in the program has already been fully rehabilitated, has since sold and is now fully up to code and inhabited. Two others are currently in the process of rehabilitation, with one nearly finished and the other due to be completed in 2022. For more information on REDO or these two properties, please call Assistant City Manager Joe Warren at (913) 367-5500.
Landbank applications and information can be found here: https://growatchison.com/resource/land-bank-real-estate/