Battle Creek mow and maintenance program called huge success

Angela HartungNews, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The first year of Battle Creek’s neighborhood mow and maintenance program is being called a huge success. This year’s participants mowed 200 lots in the city of Battle Creek. All of those lots are vacant properties owned by the Land Bank. Local groups were … Read More

Local groups raise money mowing vacant lots

Angela HartungPress Releases, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015 Contact: Jen Flood, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606 Land Bank Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance Program called “huge success” BATTLE CREEK—As the first year of the Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance Program wraps up, the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority and local community groups are calling the … Read More

Calhoun County Treasurer, Land Bank partner with local communities to demolish 30 blighted buildings

Angela HartungPress Releases, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 Contact: Jen Flood, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606 ALBION—The Calhoun County Treasurer and Calhoun County Land Bank Authority, in partnership with the City of Albion and Emmett Charter Township, have started working to improve local neighborhoods by demolishing blighted residential buildings. Demolition began this week … Read More

Blighted properties in Albion, Emmett to be torn down

Angela HartungNews, 2015

October 1, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:46 p.m. EDT Christine Schauer (Photo: Provided) Some 30 residential buildings will be torn down in Albion and Emmett Township beginning this week. The demolitions are partly funded by a $353,650 grant the Calhoun County Treasurer and county Land Bank Authority received … Read More

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