Flint is disappearing. The Genesee County Land Bank -- which works to prevent tax foreclosure on area homes and encourages reinvestment in Flint -- has acquired more than 4000 residential, commercial, and industrial properties through the tax foreclosure process since its inception in 2002. During the past four years it has demolished in excess of 600 blighted structures throughout the city. These commercial buildings and houses were abandoned in the past year or years, maybe one to five to ten to twenty years ago.