downtown Battle Creek

6:04 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Downtown Housing to be Studied in Battle Creek and Albion

Battle Creek officials have been looking for additional residential space along Michigan Avenue
The cities of Battle Creek and Albion will conduct studies on downtown housing options after winning a state grant earlier this year. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority received the $20,000 grant this summer from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, which will be used to partially fund a "target market analysis."
7:37 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Second Bike Sharing Station in Battle Creek

New station funded mostly by Calhoun County Visitors Bureau and Battle Creek Community Foundation
A second bike share station has come to Battle Creek. About a year after the first rental station was installed at Burnham Brook Community Center, another B-cycle station was set up over the weekend in the Riverwalk Centre parking lot at 34 W. Jackson St.
7:23 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Construction on Festival Market Square in Battle Creek Begins Wednesday

Construction fencing will be set up and sidewalks removed
Construction on Festival Market Square is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning, the city of Battle Creek announced today. The city's Engineering Department said Hoffman Bros. Inc. is expected to begin work at 8 a.m., weather permitting. Crews will set up construction fencing and remove sidewalks at the site, at McCamly and Jackson streets.
7:13 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners Approve Costs for Redesigning Festival Market Square

The project could be completed by May 1 if weather cooperates
Battle Creek city commissioners unanimously approved nearly $1.2 million in costs to redesign Festival Market Square on Tuesday. The $1,189,349 bid from Hoffman Bros. Inc. comes after officials cut costs through material changes when estimates came in nearly $2 million over budget.
8:50 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Redevelopment of Battle Creek's Festival Market Square Delayed

Officials had said work would begin this summer
City and downtown development officials will meet next week to discuss what's next for the makeover of Festival Market Square after bids for construction came in nearly $2 million over budget. Interim Battle Creek City Manager Susan Bedsole said Wednesday the high bids mean construction will likely be pushed to spring 2015.