The region’s first community land trust is moving toward taking control of its first plots of land in the Fruit Belt neighborhood.
Common Council President Darius Pridgen brought the good news to the F.B. Community Land Trust, announcing on his radio show Friday that the city is preparing to transfer plots to the group for the first time.
“Those lots would stay in the hands of working class and low-income people,” Pridgen said. “Whatever that land trust, the community land trust, builds there as far as housing, for 99 years, 99 years, it cannot be transferred to wealthy people, it can’t be sold to other people.”