Study: Land Banks Provide Significant Economic Impact

AngelaNews, 2018

In its first comprehensive study on the economic impact of land banks, the Michigan Association of Land Banks said Tuesday efforts by the agencies across the state have given communities a boost in jobs and investment while promoting innovative development. The 59-page report contains three case studies of the effectiveness … Read More

Land Bank, students team up to ensure successful start to Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance season

AngelaPress Releases, 2018

Students tuned-up lawnmowers and made repairs to make sure they were yard-ready MARSHALL, Mich. – Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD) students participating in the Calhoun Area Career Center’s (CACC) Power Equipment Technology program (PET) recently partnered with the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA), repairing lawnmowers used to mow and … Read More

In Michigan, unwanted properties could see new life with solar projects

AngelaNews, 2018

Michigan foreclosures could be ripe for solar development, officials say. Michigan officials are exploring the potential for solar energy projects on tax-forfeited properties where there is no interest from developers for other uses. A state land bank in Michigan owns more than 4,500 properties that were obtained through tax foreclosure. … Read More

Practical Preservation Workshop Start Saturday

AngelaNews, 2018

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network and Calhoun County Land Bank Authority are holding a series of upcoming workshops designed to provide residents with valuable, hands-on training repairing historic homes. The practical preservation workshops will be held this summer starting on June 9 at 26 Fremont Street in Battle Creek. The … Read More

Grant Will Raze State Farm; Other Buildings

AngelaNews, 2018

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

Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Calhoun County Land Bank announce ‘Practical Preservation’ workshops

AngelaPress Releases, 2018

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

Board of Commissioners approves appropriation of $600,000 to Calhoun County Land Bank Authority

AngelaPress Releases, 2018

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