As of this writing, the CCLBA owns over 250 properties in the Washington Heights Neighborhood (WHN); we are a neighbor, property owner, and a vested community partner. As Battle Creek’s largest neighborhood at almost 2,500 square miles, the WHN is also known as Neighborhood Planning Council 2 (NPC2). The CCLBA has worked continuously here since 2007. The following examples showcase positive synergies the Land Bank has fostered over the years:
- The current Sunlight Gardens urban farm evolved from a leasing relationship between Sprout Urban Farms and the CCLBA in 2012.
- The Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance program originated in the WHN in 2015 and was an invaluable program for relationship building before the pandemic.
- Additionally, 153 blight elimination demolitions, 16 Transform This Home (TTH) projects, 3 Habitat for Humanity partnership rehabilitation projects, and one Rock the Block cleanup with Habitat for Humanity and several other groups.
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