Board of Commissioners approves appropriation of $600,000 to Calhoun County Land Bank Authority

Angela HartungPress Releases

Surplus from Treasurer’s Office will help fund projects throughout Calhoun County MARSHALL, Mich. – The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners today approved the appropriation of $600,000 in surplus funds from the Calhoun County Treasurer to the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. “The Calhoun County Land Bank positively impacts neighborhoods across … Read More

Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Calhoun County Land Bank announce ‘Practical Preservation’ workshops

Angela HartungPress Releases

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Michigan Historic Preservation Network and Calhoun County Land Bank Authority today announced a series of upcoming workshops designed to provide residents with valuable, hands-on training repairing historic homes. A series of practical preservation workshops will be held this summer starting on June 9 at 26 … Read More

Grant Will Raze State Farm; Other Buildings

Angela HartungNews

The Calhoun County Land Bank is getting a $600,000 grant from the Calhoun County Treasure’s office to tear down the State Farm building in Marshall, as well as several other county properties.  The projected demolition cost of a former State Farm building in Marshall, which has been vacant since 2006, is $700,000. The … Read More

See: These B.C. homes have been demolished since 2014


Some 80 properties have been torn down within city limits between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The land bank partners with the city of Battle Creek and other municipalities to win grant funding to pay for demolitions.

City: Battle Creek Neighborhoods are Improving


From code violations to property values, local neighborhoods have improved for the third consecutive year, indicating a rise out of the foreclosure crisis and a better environment for investments.