Commercial Building Demolition


Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority


Kalamazoo, MI

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Farnham Cleaners served the surrounding neighborhood as a commercial laundry and drycleaner for over 50 years. Prior to being a cleaners, the building was used as a bottling plant for soft drinks. Now in disrepair, the building was condemned by the City of Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority acquired the property and hired F&V to assist in property redevelopment activities:

  • Assist with bid management and contractor selection.
  • Conduct hazardous materials assessments.
  • Perform boundary and ALTA surveying.
  • Prepare biddable specifications for asbestos abatement and demolition.
  • Provide observation and documentation of the demolition process.

The demolition helped the Land Bank further pursue their mission to “serve as a tool for strategic economic development in our community.” The lot was sold to an adjoining business for future redevelopment and productive community use.