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A great example of the KCLBA at work — an Mlive article: “Once flooded and abandoned, house is now a Kent County Land Bank success story“
RapidGrowth Media article from Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor:
“I began this week with just two questions. Three hours of conversation and twenty-nine pages of notes later, I may have finally understood how the Kent County Land Bank Authority (KCLBA) operates, thanks to the careful, step-by-step explanation of their Executive Director David Allen…”
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Yet another fine example of a property — two slideshows (Before and After) to demonstrate change: Continue reading “Wildwood”
The Before and After differences speak for themselves:
1022 Baldwin – a property by The Fulton Group Continue reading “1022 Baldwin”
Located in the heart of a bustling neighborhood business district, a longstanding business struggled to keep pace in a fast-changing world. Facing tax foreclosure and a dwindling customer base, the owner was looking for a way to wind down the business.
Continue reading “Kangaroo Kitchen & Catering”
After acquiring and extensively renovating a residential property located in an area hard hit by the housing crisis, the KCLBA was able to facilitate the sale of the home for far more than its original value. At the same time, the KCLBA helped neighboring homeowners realize increased property values.
Continue reading “Increasing property values throughout a neighborhood”
When the KCLBA acquired the tax-foreclosed Walker building, the organization discovered the tenant – a company that prints directly onto glass and plastic bottles – was facing bankruptcy. KCLBA also found that Haviland Chemical, which had often worked with the printing company, had been negotiating with a local bank to be able to take possession of the equipment. Recognizing there were jobs on the line, the KCLBA helped facilitate a smooth transition that allowed Haviland the time to finish the deal with the local bank.
Continue reading “The Walker Building”