Here’s an example of the difference a well-maintained lot can make in a neighborhood. The bulk of the work for this GTECH project, the Allegheny Mountains Lot, was done by GTECH’s Northside Ambassador, Matthew Yurkovich, and his Brighton Heights neighbors.
Vacant lots are common byproducts of older, urban neighborhoods that have faced a declining population. Many vacant lots act as garbage piles, crime scenes, and impediments to redevelopment. Though vacant lots are normally concentrated in underserved communities, no neighborhood is immune to their blighting influences.