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"The city of Battle Creek will use a $250,000 state grant it received last week to tear down 15 blighted properties. The grant is from the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority's Blight Elimination Program, which in this round gave a total of $3.8 million in funding to 19 applicants." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Courtesy of Kalamazoo County Land Bank

   

Kalamazoo County Land Bank Executive Director Kelly Clarke says people who live near the former blighted properties helped decide what to do with the property.