Items Tagged with 'Kent County Land Bank'


Kent County Land Bank pegs economic impact at $16M

January 24, 2014
The Kent County Land Bank Authority went over its 2013 numbers for its board last week, and estimated it had generated a potential economic impact of more than $16 million. Read More

Land bank board adopts 2014 budget

Organization plans for fewer expenses next year than this year.

December 13, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Authority recently adopted its operating and development budget for next year, and the 2014 spending plan is less than this year’s. Read More

Land bank bills making the rounds in Lansing

State GOP legislators offer differing directions for such authorities.

November 22, 2013
Apparently, Republican lawmakers in different areas of the state see land bank authorities in a different light. Read More

Grand Rapids demolishes homes for Fresh Start

October 17, 2013
The blight blitz in Grand Rapids began on Thursday. Read More

Northern Kent braces for building boom

June 27, 2013
The partnership the Kent County Land Bank Authority has with the Village of Sparta may not end with the impending sale of a key industrial site, one that is expected to close on Friday. Read More

County land bank enjoys good fiscal year

Agency may have a buyer for Grand Rapids commercial structure.

May 3, 2013
An audit of the Kent County Land Bank Authority’s fiscal year revealed the agency finished 2012 with a surplus of $276,134, as net revenue grew by $112,796 last year. Read More

County panel says no to land bank

Group recommends that commission not sell properties to agency before auction.

March 22, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Process Subcommittee is recommending to the full commission that the Kent County Land Bank Authority not be allowed to buy any tax-foreclosed properties prior to the annual auction. Read More

New option surfaces from land bank subcommittee

March 15, 2013
With tax-foreclosure day rapidly approaching on April 1, the panel charged with determining whether the Kent County Land Bank Authority can buy properties from the county prior to the public auction is moving into overdrive. Read More

Land bank adds warehouse

March 8, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Authority recently agreed to take ownership of a vacant commercial building on the southeast side of Grand Rapids for a buck, and did so with the bank’s and the city’s blessings. Read More

City may join county in land sale

More properties along Grand River may go up for bid.

February 22, 2013
More riverfront property than originally expected may be on the market soon. Read More