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WP_20140717_001.jpgBoard of Directors: 
Adam Dotson, Chair
City of Oak Forest
Mark Miller, Vice Chair
City of Blue Island
Hildy Kingma, Secretary/Treasurer
Village of Park Forest
Edward W. Paesel,
Board Member
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Calvin Holmes, Board Member
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Dan Klaff, Board Member
Applegate, Thorne-Thomsen
Robin Snyderman,
Board Member
Brick Partners, LLC
Mayor Richard Reinbold,
Board Member
Village of Richton Park
Mayor David Hanks,
Board Member
Village of Sauk Village
Trustee Donald Killelea,
Board Member
Village of Midlothian
Mayor Vernard Alsberry, Jr.,
Board Member
Village of Hazel Crest
Keith Freeman, Board Member
Village of Phoenix
Village of Summit
Mayor Riley Rogers
Board Member
Village of Dolton
Alfredo Melesio, Board Member
City of Joliet
Alice Peterson, Board Member
Village of Steger
Jack Hynes, Board Member
City of Chicago Heights
Mayor Charles Griffin,
Board Member
Village of Ford Heights 

Village of Robbins

Travis Bandstra, Board Member
Village of Lansing

David Mekarski, Board Member​
Village of Olympia Fields

Thomas Van​der Woude,
Board Member
Village of Homewood

Village of University Park​
Executive Director:
Russell Rydin


SSLBDA Member Communities:

Blue Island

Hazel Crest


Oak Forest

Park Forest


Richton Park

Sauk Village




Chicago Heights
Ford Heights


Olympia Fields


University Park


Mission Statement:

The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority will facilitate the redevelopment of acquired properties through strategic partnerships with developers, community organizations, lenders, and local governments to improve quality of life, stabilize the tax base, and enhance economic activities that promote sustainable, healthy, and stable communities in a manner consistent with local government plans and priorities.


Check out our feature story by the Millennium Reserve:

Millennium Reserve - SSLBDA Feature​​


Available Properties:

Click Here or see below for Map of SSLBDA Available Properties

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunities:

  • Homewood TOD Request for Proposals (click for link)
  • 15644 S Cicero, Oak Forest IL (commercial property to be redeveloped - across from new Metra Station's parking lot - additional properties may be available)
  • 22353 Governors Highway, Richton Park (commercial property and adjacent vacant acreage to be redeveloped - across the street from Metra station)
  • 14700 Harvard, Dolton (13 acres - vacant residential TOD development potential near 2 Metra stations with frontage on Little Calumet)
  • more available - please contact us
  • Looking for funding on a TOD development? The SSMMA and Enterprise Community Partners have a TOD Loan Fund for acquisition and pre-development activities in the Southland​. Click here for the SSMMA/Enterprise TOD Loan Fund

Commercial Properties:

  • 14076 Lincoln, Dolton IL (available for commercial reuse: former bank branch in excellent condition - 3800 sq ft 1st floor + 3800 sq ft finished basement with vault - will consider lease - retail/restaurant/office)
  • 381 Blackhawk, Park Forest (former oil change building - available for redevelopment)
  • Fay's Point Marina, Blue Island - not for sale (88 slip marina and 8 acres of natural open space and wetlands): Boat Slips Available to Rent.​
  • More Available

Residential Properties:​​​​

  • 406 Suwanee, Park Forest IL (two bedroom single family home)
  • UNDER CONTRACT: ​2336 Union St. #1, Blue Island IL (one bedroom condo - downtown Blue Island across from the Hospital)
  • 130 Warwick, Park Forest (vacant residential lot)
  • 2414 Apache, Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • UNDER CONTRACT: 3003 224th Pl., Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • UNDER CONTRACT: 3642 Morgan, Steger (three bedroom single family home)
  • 21408 Peterson, Sauk Village (townhouse)
  • 1604 216th Pl., Sauk Village (vacant residential lot)
  • 14960 S Pulaski # 3, Midlothian (two bedroom condo)
  • 2042 Grove, Blue Island (three bedroom single family home)
  • 15209 S Halsted, Phoenix (vacant lot for redevelopment)
  • 17507 Butternut Rd, Hazel Crest (three bedroom single family home)
  • 207 E Clinton St, Joliet (single family home)
  • 15028 Dorchester, Dolton (4 unit apartment building)
  • 14431 Irving, Dolton (single family home)
  • UNDER CONTRACT: ​14347 Woodlawn, Dolton (three bedroom single family home)
  • 30 Residential Lots in Las Fuentes Subdivision in Richton Park
  • 31 W 34th St, Steger (4 unit mixed use)
  • 3244 Sangamon, Steger (three bedroom single family home)
  • 14500 Lawndale, Midlothian (three bedroom single family home)
  • 4525 Saratoga, Richton Park (three bedroom single family home)
  • If you are an owner occupant homebuyer ask us about buying a renovated property.​

***If you are interested in a property, please complete our online Property Purchaser Application here: ​SSLBDA Property Purchase Application

or visit our Available Properties & Projects​ page to view the application.

Please contact us for more information:



Board of Directors ​and Executive Committee meetings:

The next SSLBDA Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 8th at 3:00 pm at  the SSMMA offices: 1904 W 174th St, East Hazel Crest, IL. ​​

SSLBDA Board Agenda - February 2016.pdf



The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority is requesting proposals​ from licensed General Contractors for the renovation of 3 single family homes in Park Forest: 

406 Suwanee

39 Sauk Trail

335 Illinois Street

***NOTE: We did not approve any submission delivered by the previous deadline. Please contact us if you are interested in bidding.

Please open the attached PDFs below for details and requirements:

SSLBDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - General Contractors - Park Forest - APP - extended.pdf

39 SAUK TRAIL Scope of Work Updated.xlsx39 Sauk Trail.docx

406 Suwanee Scope of Work Updated.xlsx406 Suawnee Street.docx

Copy of Illinois property Scope of Work Update.xlsx335 Illinois Street.docx

Inspection Check List 9-2007.doc

Model General Contractor Agreement- SSLBDA 4829-2842-2690.pdf

AIG Additional Insureds.pdfBeneficiary Recert Affidavit-list_form.pdfPrime Recert Affidavit-list_form.pdfSub Recert Affidavit_form.pdf

Here is the link to the current Prevailing Wages:





The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority is requesting qualification statements from licensed Realtors, Brokers and Real Estate Brokerage Firms for Real Estate Marketing, Acquisition and Consulting Services. Qualification period is rolling.

Please open the attached PDF below for details.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - Realtors - Brokers - Firms 5-28-14.pdf

SSLBDA AG Contract - Final Execution Copy 3-11-2014.pdf






The SSLBDA was made possible by a Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Grant to the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA), and with ongoing support from the Illinois Attorney General's Bank Foreclosure Settlement and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.​