GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The State of Michigan and Kent County have reached an agreement to transfer 119 properties to the state.
Kent County commissioners voted to dissolve the county’s land bank in December 2018. Since then, officials have been working with the State Land Bank for a solution on the remaining properties it had.
The state recently finalized a similar deal with the City of Grand Rapids. About 30 properties within the city are being held for future partnerships with nonprofits for pending developments.
Michigan’s land bank works to return vacant or blighted properties into productive uses that generate local tax income.