Battle Creek Unlimited filed a suit against 180Urban Development on Nov. 19 for the return of three properties that were conditionally signed over to the company. On Monday, Dec. 4, the situation was settled out of court when 180Urban signed the deeds back over to Battle Creek Unlimited. The president … Read More
The Battle Creek Police Department bomb squad will be conducting training exercises the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 21 at three properties owned by the Calhoun County Land Bank. The three houses, 40 Graves Ave., 217 Graves Ave. and 175 Roseneath Ave, are slated for demolition in the spring of 2018. … Read More
Cereal City Athletics has just received an extension on its deal with the Calhoun County Land Bank, so it can work on securing its funding.
The Calhoun County Land Bank and Chemical Bank held an open house today to unveil the Land Bank’s latest home rehabilitation project at 435 W. Cornell Drive. The Land Bank acquired the property in 2015 for $6,731 and the cost to rehabilitate the home was $28,045. The 2 bed, 1 bath home is now on the market for $49,900.
Over $3.6 million has been awarded to counties and cities across Michigan to fight blight, by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Several of those counties are here in Southwest Michigan; the MSHDA says Thursday that the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority will receive $100,000 to demolish an abandoned commercial property in Marshall, while Kalamazoo County will receive $132,000 to … Read More
ALBION – The former Dalrymple School, a building-turned-eyesore that has been vacant for more than 30 years, will be razed, county officials announced Thursday. Built in 1916, the former school at 406 S. Ann St. was foreclosed and has been owned by the Calhoun County treasurer’s office since April 2016. Demolition … Read More
Three days after an Albion teen was raped at an abandoned school building, Calhoun County has made plans to tear it down. The Albion Department of Public Safety says that around 1:20am Monday, July 10, a 17-year-old girl told police that she had been in the 600 block of Dalrymple … Read More
A large scale effort to fight blight is coming to Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority says that in the coming weeks, they will be working with the County, Bedford Charter Township, Emmett Charter Township, and the Cities of Battle Creek and Albion to demolish 122 blighted houses. … Read More
More than 100 blighted homes are set to be demolished under a grant awarded last year to the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The properties — located in Battle Creek, Albion and Emmett and Bedford Townships — will be torn down using funding from the Hardest Hit Blight Program, according … Read More
A new grant from the EPA will allow the cities of Battle Creek and Albion to start cleaning up some problem areas. The $600,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant will allow the Land Bank and cities of Albion and Battle Creek to zero in on blighted commercial properties most in need of … Read More
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