A large scale effort to fight blight is coming to Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority says that in the coming weeks, they will be working with the County, Bedford Charter Township, Emmett Charter Township, and the Cities of Battle Creek and Albion to demolish 122 blighted houses. … Read More
More than 100 blighted homes are set to be demolished under a grant awarded last year to the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The properties — located in Battle Creek, Albion and Emmett and Bedford Townships — will be torn down using funding from the Hardest Hit Blight Program, according … Read More
A new grant from the EPA will allow the cities of Battle Creek and Albion to start cleaning up some problem areas. The $600,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant will allow the Land Bank and cities of Albion and Battle Creek to zero in on blighted commercial properties most in need of … Read More
Two grants announced this week will fund redevelopment efforts throughout Calhoun County and healthy meals for a local summer camp. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority was selected for a $600,000 brownfields assessment grant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. The land bank will partner with the cities of Battle Creek … Read More
A group of Calhoun County teens are making a lasting impact on a Battle Creek neighborhood, one plank of wood at a time.
More than 20 students from Calhoun Area Career Center are building a house in Battle Creek. The first- and second-year students began working on the ranch-style, 1,300-square-foot house shortly after classes started in the fall. They have already built a master bedroom on each floor, two smaller bedrooms on the main floor, two full baths, two-and-a-half … Read More
The Calhoun Area Career Center is having an open house Tuesday to highlight the work of area high school students. More than 20 Construction Technology Program students have been building a house in Battle Creek since the beginning of the school year. The open house will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. … Read More
Some 80 properties have been torn down within city limits between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The land bank partners with the city of Battle Creek and other municipalities to win grant funding to pay for demolitions.
From code violations to property values, local neighborhoods have improved for the third consecutive year, indicating a rise out of the foreclosure crisis and a better environment for investments.
n Friday, the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority board unanimously approved transferring development agreements for the 180Urban Development and Management properties in downtown Battle Creek to Battle Creek Unlimited.