Calhoun County Land Bank, City of Battle Creek, Calhoun Area Career Center partner to bring art to downtown vacant buildings

AngelaPress Releases, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015 Contact: Jen Flood, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606 BATTLE CREEK—In an effort to spruce up downtown vacant buildings ahead of this weekend’s holiday parade, the Calhoun County Land Bank, City of Battle Creek and Calhoun Area Career Center (CACC) are partnering to display student artwork … Read More

Student artwork to adorn vacant downtown buildings

AngelaNews, 2015

 November 20, 2015   Dillon Davis, Battle Creek Enquirer 5:31 p.m. EST Students from the Calhoun Area Career Center helped fill vacant buildings downtown Battle Creek with their art.(Photo: Kenny Read/For the Enquirer) Downtown Battle Creek is about to appear a little more artsy in time for the holiday season.  … Read More

Battle Creek Unlimited taps Joe Sobieralski as new VP

cclbaNews, 2015

Battle Creek Unlimited has hired Joe Sobieralski to serve as one of the organization’s vice presidents, the economic development organization said Thursday. Sobieralski will be in charge of BCU’s operations and will work alongside BCU President and CEO Marie Briganti and Doug Voshell, the organization’s other vice president. According to a media release … Read More

Land Bank to sell three downtown properties

AngelaNews, 2015

November 5, 2015  Dillon Davis, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:17 p.m. EST The Carlyle Building is in downtown Battle Creek.(Photo: Kenny Read/For The Enquirer) The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority has agreed to sell three properties in need of redevelopment in downtown Battle Creek to David Sciacca and Alexa Smolinski of 180Urban. … Read More

Blighted homes in Battle Creek get demolished

AngelaNews, 2015

November 1, 2015  Fox 17 News, Updated 8:05pm CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — There’s one less blighted home in Battle Creek. On Thursday, crews demolished a house on High Street. The Calhoun County Land Bank teamed up with Markos Excavating to get the job done. The demolition was paid for by … Read More

Land Bank tears down blighted Post Addition home

AngelaNews, 2015

October 29, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 6:47 p.m. EDT The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority has owned the home at 87 High St. since 2012. On Thursday, it used grant funding to demolish the blighted structure.(Photo: Al Lassen/For the Enquirer) A blighted home in the Post Addition came … Read More

County lawn program mows 200 lots

AngelaNews, 2015

October 28, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 11:08 a.m. EDT (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority said 200 lots in Battle Creek were mowed in the first year of its Neighborhood Mow and Maintenance Program. The program allowed participating organizations — Battle Creek Griffon Rugby Football Club, … Read More