By Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio city is preparing to survey all of its 75,000 parcels of land and any buildings on them so it can prioritize rehabilitation or demolition plans and determine if more funding is needed.

The Dayton survey is expected to start this month and continue into fall.

The nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities Institute will conduct the survey. It has completed similar citywide property surveys in Akron, East Cleveland, Lorain, Sandusky and Oberlin and is currently surveying Cleveland.

The institute is contracting with Wright State University’s Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement Office of Service Learning for the field survey portion of the project. Wright State will hire student surveyors and provide day-to-day management.

Information collected will include whether parcels are vacant, conditions of any structures and photos.

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