Items Tagged with 'Dave Allen'


Grand Rapidians can expect a changing landscape

2016 will bring leadership transitions and continued development.

December 25, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids is “ringing in the New Year” with a transition of leadership, as Rosalynn Bliss assumes the mayoral role Jan. 1, Dave Allen becomes Third Ward Commissioner, and Jon O’Connor takes on the role of a First Ward Commissioner. Read More

Land bank cleanup will resurrect industrial site

The 6,000-square-foot facility contained 100 55-gallon drums of chemicals.

November 27, 2015
The Kent County Land Bank Authority and the city of Grand Rapids are embarking on a $100,000 cleanup project. Read More

Kent Land Bank flips its houses in 2014

All 110 of the KCLBA’s marketable houses will probably be sold by year-end.

December 26, 2014
Kent County Land Bank Authority had a good year, in the view of its executive director, Dave Allen, and not just because the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against it by a group of disgruntled real estate agents and investors. Read More

Anti-blight program to start soon in Grand Rapids

Land bank has already sold half of city’s tax-foreclosed homes.

September 27, 2013
The money the city of Grand Rapids received from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will soon be put to good use. Read More

Land bank may change purchasing policy

Board likely will be asked to lift ban on buying occupied properties.

July 5, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Authority has a policy that prohibits it from buying tax-foreclosed properties that are occupied. Read More

KCLBA views local banks as vital to its operation

Land bank feels lenders have responded positively to its mission.

May 17, 2013
Kent County Land Bank Authority Executive Director Dave Allen said the response his fledgling agency has received so far from the local banking community has been extremely positive. Read More

City approves agreement with land bank

County agency to keep an eye on foreclosed properties.

March 22, 2013
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell called the proposed partnership an interesting one and a sign of continuing cooperation among local governments. Read More

Land bank’s impact more than original estimate

Local agency posts impressive economic gains in first year.

February 8, 2013
The year’s final tally showed the Kent County Land Bank Authority’s local economic impact was much higher in 2012 than the initial estimate it made three months ago. Read More

Land bank makes its case before key panel

November 17, 2012
Before members of the Kent County Land Bank Process Subcommittee decided to suspend future meetings until a pending legal case is settled, they listened to an update of the land bank’s activities from Executive Director Dave Allen. Read More