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The Creamery: Affordable housing and quality childcare in Edison

Ten years in the making, The Creamery, a nearly 60,000 square foot community-envisioned, mixed-use development in Edison, promises to help revitalize the neighborhood by providing affordable housing and much-needed 24 hour quality drop-in childcare. As the Kalamazoo County Land Bank celebrates a decade of reusing, repurposing and reconnecting blighted property with the community, the agency [...]

By |2020-10-01T09:45:23-04:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Creamery: Affordable housing and quality childcare in Edison

Common Ground 2020 Self-Guided Garden Tour

Common Ground, a community garden cooperative sponsored in part by Vibrant Kalamazoo, will be hosted its first ever Self-Guided Community Garden Tour. Twelve community gardens are participating in this event and ready to show off their bounty at the height of the garden season. To register and obtain a map, please see the Common Ground [...]

By |2020-07-08T10:42:10-04:00July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common Ground 2020 Self-Guided Garden Tour

Kalamazoo County Land Bank Preparedness Plan for Covid-19

As the Kalamazoo County Land Bank staff return in staggered shifts to the office, we honor practices of health and safety. In alignment with the Governor's Executive Order, our offices will not be open for drop-in visitors, but we will be taking appointments by phone and in-person. For more information on our policies, please see [...]

By |2020-06-15T17:07:17-04:00June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kalamazoo County Land Bank Preparedness Plan for Covid-19

Investment Opportunity: Two-unit, 3 BR, 2BA

Location, location, location: Near Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and within walking distance to downtown. 202/204 Allen Blvd., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, $117,000 For more information, please see https://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/mainmenu.cgi?cmd=url+other/run_public_link.html&public_link_tech_id=1iuetewo3whr&s=18&id=1&san=90437&cid=1 or contact Paul Valentin at pvalentine@jaquarealtors.com or 269-217-6250  

By |2020-05-21T12:59:48-04:00May 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Investment Opportunity: Two-unit, 3 BR, 2BA

How to Use Your County Land Bank

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank has many opportunities available to utilize its resources, both for purchase and rental. Some of its programs include Side Lot, Adopt-A-Lot, purchase of vacant land and structures in need of rehabilitation, and Nonprofit lot sales for affordable housing. The Land Bank also has a very limited number of homes for [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:46:04-05:00February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Use Your County Land Bank

Eastside Voices Video & Book

Eastside Voices, an intergenerational oral history project featuring stories shared from current and former residents, was unveiled during the December Art Hop at the Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association. Coordinated by local artists Buddy Hannah and Sid Ellis, Eastside Voices featured a video, book, storyboards, mural by Gerald king at 1616 East Main, and permanent artwork [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:34:18-05:00February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eastside Voices Video & Book

Requesting Proposals for Licensed Real Estate Professionals

real estate RFP 2020 Residential (10)The Kalamazoo County Land Bank invites the submission of proposals from Licensed Real Estate Professionals to facilitate the execution of sales, of newly rehabilitated affordable homes andany other improved residential inventory held by the Land Bank. Please Note: Insurance requirement has been lowered to $1,000,000 and Deadline Extended to 2 [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:27:54-05:00January 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Requesting Proposals for Licensed Real Estate Professionals

Washington Square Property for Sale!

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank is selling a commercial property at 1301 Portage Street, corner of the bustling Washington Square corridor. For more information, please contact realtors Paul Valentin or Matt Leighton.

By |2020-01-23T08:25:43-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Washington Square Property for Sale!