Land Bank Authority


An authority organized pursuant to the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Act and an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and the Treasurer of the County of Benzie, Michigan.

Mission Statement

The Benzie County Land Bank Authority strives to promote county-wide economic development through consistent and transparent collaboration with local organizations by acquiring, remediating and disposing of properties posing as liabilities to the community.

Contact Person

Name: Michelle Thompson, Benzie County Treasurer
Phone: 231-882-0011
Email: Email Michelle


Dates & Time: 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am
Location:  Government Center Room 206
448 Court Place
Beulah, Michigan

Minutes: Available upon request by contacting:


Priorities and Policies as approved January 25, 2012:

Land Bank Authority Projects

For Sale:

Development in progress:

  • 10791 Main Street, Honor, MI
  • 10948 Main Street, Honor, MI
  • Village of Lake Ann vacant Lots
  • 7457 Second Street, Thompsonville, MI
  • Parcel "2" CR 669 at Bowers Rd, Interlochen, MI 16.93 acres

Reeveloped :

On hold :

Sales that generated capital to fund Land Bank activities :

  • Pole Barn on part of Lot 95 Village of Honor
  • Village of Lake Ann vacant Lots
  • 19070 Birch View Trl, Lake Ann, MI
    • Sold 8/20/15 to Philip & Margaret Olivero and Rober A Vogt, LLC 
  • 7735 Second Street, Thompsonville, MI
    • Sold 10/25/16 Keryi Marcin and Fritz Sievert III
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  • Policies Governing the Acquisition of Properties
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  • Priorities Concerning the Disposition of Properties
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  • Land Disposition
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  • Factors in Determining Consideration Due Upon Transfers
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  • Side Lot Disposition Program
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  • Land Banking Policies
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  • Donated Property Policies
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  • Land Bank Issued Financing
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Parcel 27 documents

  • Request for Proposals
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  • Survey 2016
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