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
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
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
This house at 78 Ann Ave. in Battle Creek will be demolished this year with funds from the county treasurer.(Photo: Kalea Hall/The Enquirer) The slumping top of a light post outside of 78 Ann Ave. in Battle Creek didn’t always slump. The windows of the 1910 historic home weren’t always busted open. … Read More
Battle Rock, a proposed downtown rock-climbing facility, has hit another snag, and its owners tentatively have been given a new deadline to have the capital in place for the project: Oct. 31. Cereal City Athletics LLC, which is spearheading the Battle Rock project, bought the 50 W. Michigan Ave. building for $2,000 … 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.
A group of Calhoun County teens are making a lasting impact on a Battle Creek neighborhood, one plank of wood at a time.
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.
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.