Calhoun County land bank gets $125,000 to fight blight


Dillon Davis, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:15 p.m. EDT August 8, 2016

Albion Hotel DemoALBION — The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority has been awarded a $125,000 grant to eliminate neighborhood blight in Albion.

The grant comes from the Blight Elimination Program through the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. It will be used to demolish 10 blighted properties along the city’s corridors near the downtown as well as several homes along Jefferson and Albion streets in its northwest area.

“Eliminating blight to improve neighborhoods, promoting public safety and protecting home values are among our top priorities at the Calhoun County Land Bank,” Calhoun County Treasurer and land bank board Chair Christine Schauer said in a Monday news release. “We’re proud to bring state dollars into Calhoun County to demolish blighted structures and improve Albion neighborhoods.”

Calhoun County’s land bank was awarded $125,000 earlier this year to demolish 13 properties in Albion near downtown and Albion College.

The properties identified for demolition:

1013 N. Albion St.
1015 N. Albion St.
1009 Jefferson St.
1017 Jefferson St.
105 W. Oak St.
104 E. Chestnut St.
401 W. Chestnut St.
617 W. Chestnut St.
314 W. Erie St.
500 W. Erie St.

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Source:  Battle Creek Enquirer