A dilapidated and vacant building sits around the corner from a Salvation Army center where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference in the Englewood neighborhood on July 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. | Scott Olson via Getty Images

A dilapidated and vacant building sits around the corner from a Salvation Army center where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference in the Englewood neighborhood on July 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. | Scott Olson via Getty Images

*Yes, you heard right.

If you ever had a desire to purchase property in the windy city – Chicago – now may be the best time to act on it.

It’s not like you’ve got to have a lot of money because the city has plans to sell hundreds of properties off for the price of…well…a candy bar.

As part of the Green and Healthy Chicago Neighborhoods initiative the Chicago Plan Commission has approved the Large Lots pilot program, which will enable qualifying residents and nonprofits to buy city-owned vacant lots for $1 in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Hey, I personally know of a theatre company who did this once, and built a beautiful 3,000 seat theatre on the vacant lot they bought from a city for $1.

So its no joke.

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