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Proposal for Lake Linden homes OK’d

(Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette) The Houghton County Land Bank approved a proposal to build three homes on a formerly blighted property on the 1300 block of Front Street in Lake Linden.

LAKE LINDEN — A contractor has been lined up for single-family homes on a formerly blighted property in Lake Linden.

The Houghton County Land Bank approved a proposal from Robert E. Johnson Contracting of Lake Linden to build three houses on the site, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Jeff Ratcliffe told the Lake Linden Village Board Thursday night.

The proposal calls for homes valued between $270,000 to $295,000, Ratcliffe said.

“What the final amount will be, obviously, (what the) market will bear,” he said.

The homes will be roughly 1,400 square feet, have two-car garages, a crawl space and paved driveway.

The land bank received a $50,000 Michigan Rural Community Demolition Grant in 2019 to cleanup and demolish the former Lakes Building Supply building on the 1300 block of Front Street. The building had been vacant for years.

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