City, Land Bank to Tear Down 15 Properties with Grant

cclbaNews, 2015

July 7, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:45 p.m. EDT The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority-owned home at 61 W. Rittenhouse Ave. is part of a row of vacant properties on the street. The foreclosed home has been deemed a nuisance by the city and will be demolished using … Read More

Homes on Wabash, Fremont to be redeveloped by city

Angela HartungNews, 2015

July 7, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:43 p.m. EDT Houses on Wabash Street that have been renovated by the city of Battle Creek. It has received federal grant money since 2009 to demolish, remodel and build homes in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods. (Photo: John Grap/Enquirer file) The … Read More

Study: Potential market for hundreds of downtown homes

Angela HartungNews, 2015

June 5, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer   12:22 p.m. EDT In this July 2014 photo, columns and exposed-brick walls at the empty riverfront building at 15 Carlyle St. show what Battle Creek Unlimited hopes a developer will transform into residential space.(Photo: Enquirer file) There’s potential market for some … Read More

B.C. organizations can grow funds by cutting the grass

Angela HartungNews, 2015

February 27, 2015  5:05 p.m. EST  Battle Creek Enquirer (Photo: Al Lassen/For the Enquirer) Local community groups now have the opportunity to earn extra money my mowing and maintaining vacant properties owned by the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The authority announced the Neighborhood Mow and Maintenance Program on Thursday. … Read More

Meeting to discuss downtown housing options

Angela HartungNews, 2014

October 22, 2014 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:09 p.m. EDT (Photo: BC Enquirer) Consultants for a study on housing options in downtown Battle Creek will hold a public meeting Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Burnham Brook Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave. The event will include a … Read More

Cities to Be Part of Downtown Housing Opportunities Study

cclbaPress Releases, 2014

Battle Creek & Albion, Mich. — An upcoming study, partially funded by a State grant, will determine the potential for downtown housing opportunities in Battle Creek and Albion. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority received the grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, in collaboration with the County Treasurer, the City … Read More

Razing expectations

Angela HartungNews, 2014

The abandoned house at 95 Wabash on the northside (Photo: John Grap/The Enquirer ) Two blocks south of the Post Foods plant, in a neighborhood that long ago was known for its pristine upkeep, sit two adjacent homes on Marjorie Street. They look lifeless. The one poorly coated in a … Read More