This house at 78 Ann Ave. in Battle Creek will be demolished this year with funds from the county treasurer.(Photo: Kalea Hall/The Enquirer) The slumping top of a light post outside of 78 Ann Ave. in Battle Creek didn’t always slump. The windows of the 1910 historic home weren’t always busted open. … Read More
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
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
Battle Rock, a proposed downtown rock-climbing facility, has hit another snag, and its owners tentatively have been given a new deadline to have the capital in place for the project: Oct. 31. Cereal City Athletics LLC, which is spearheading the Battle Rock project, bought the 50 W. Michigan Ave. building for $2,000 … Read More
Program gives local groups an opportunity to give back to their community while earning money The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) is accepting applications for its Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance Program (NMM). Applications are available at the Land Bank office and online and are due by March 15. “The … Read More
Battle Creek Unlimited filed a suit against 180Urban Development on Nov. 19 for the return of three properties that were conditionally signed over to the company. On Monday, Dec. 4, the situation was settled out of court when 180Urban signed the deeds back over to Battle Creek Unlimited. The president … Read More
The Battle Creek Police Department bomb squad will be conducting training exercises the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 21 at three properties owned by the Calhoun County Land Bank. The three houses, 40 Graves Ave., 217 Graves Ave. and 175 Roseneath Ave, are slated for demolition in the spring of 2018. … Read More
Cereal City Athletics has just received an extension on its deal with the Calhoun County Land Bank, so it can work on securing its funding.
The Calhoun County Land Bank and Chemical Bank held an open house today to unveil the Land Bank’s latest home rehabilitation project at 435 W. Cornell Drive. The Land Bank acquired the property in 2015 for $6,731 and the cost to rehabilitate the home was $28,045. The 2 bed, 1 bath home is now on the market for $49,900.
Over $3.6 million has been awarded to counties and cities across Michigan to fight blight, by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Several of those counties are here in Southwest Michigan; the MSHDA says Thursday that the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority will receive $100,000 to demolish an abandoned commercial property in Marshall, while Kalamazoo County will receive $132,000 to … Read More