Battle Creek Historic House Up For Grabs!

Megan Brown2019, News

It’s once of the oldest homes in Battle Creek, on the oldest road in town.  I’ve thought about what I’d do with it many times.   You know the house…..Territorial and Riverside Drive. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority today announced it is listing 373 Riverside Drive in Battle Creek for sale. The … Read More

Calhoun County Land Bank, Chemical Bank team up to expand Transform This Home program

Megan Brown2019, Press Releases

Chemical Bank now offering financing for TTH, opening new opportunities for Calhoun County residents to rehabilitate properties MARSHALL, Mich. – The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) announced today that Chemical Bank is now offering financing for the CCLBA’s Transform This Home program (TTH). The program creates incentives and benchmarks … Read More

Calhoun County Land Bank, Chemical Bank team up to expand Transform This Home program

Megan Brown2019, Press Releases

Chemical Bank now offering financing for TTH, opening new opportunities for Calhoun County residents to rehabilitate properties MARSHALL, Mich. – The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) announced today that Chemical Bank is now offering financing for the CCLBA’s Transform This Home program (TTH). The program creates incentives and benchmarks … Read More

Battle Creek veteran honored by Battle Creek City Commission

Megan Brown2019, Press Releases

Allen Blickley receives Beautiful Battle Creek Award for beautifying lot where blighted house once stood BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –Allen Blickley was honored in December by his local Neighborhood Planning Council and the City of Battle Creek with a Beautiful Battle Creek Award for sprucing up a lot where a blighted … Read More

Land bank looks to restore some of Battle Creek’s oldest homes

AngelaNews, 2018

For seven decades, 26 Fremont St. was home to one Battle Creek family. Members of the Barber family died here, got married here and operated a small gift shop inside. But the house passed to other owners in the 1950s, became apartments and then became empty, abandoned. The Calhoun County Land … Read More

Land banks: Drastically reinventing communities, even amidst funding crunches

AngelaNews, 2018

Michigan isn’t exactly a stranger to distressed and blighted properties. Many homes across the state have lain abandoned for years — some serving as decade-old reminders of the Great Recession — frustrating residents and business owners alike. These dilapidated buildings often attract crime, cause property values to plummet and dissuade … Read More