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Durant Hotel Project

Genesee County Land Bank Authority

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2006–February 28, 2007
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

To further its mission of community revitalization and the rehabilitation of vacant structures, the Genesee County Land Bank Authority recently purchased the Durant Hotel. Built in 1919, the hotel was named for William C. Durant, founder of General Motors. It served for decades as the central city’s major hotel and meeting place.This grant will enable the Land Bank to develop a plan for the re-use of the Durant Hotel.The Land Bank works in collaboration with the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office to prevent tax foreclosure on area homes and bring tax-reverted properties back into productive use. Through partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit stakeholder groups, it encourages reinvestment in the more than 4,000 residential, commercial and industrial properties it has acquired through the tax foreclosure process since its inception in 2002.