1470.19  CREATION AND BOUNDARIES OF HISTORIC DISTRICTS.
   Pursuant to Act 169 of the Public Acts of 1970, as amended, the following Historic Districts are hereby created and bounded as follows:
   (a)   The Historic District of the Central Business District. Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Division Street North and the centerline of State Street East and running thence easterly along the centerline of State Street East to the centerline of Jay Street; thence southerly along the centerline of Jay Street to the center of Michigan Avenue East; thence westerly along the center of Michigan Avenue East to the center of Jackson Street East/Loop Road; thence southwesterly along the centerline of said Jackson Street East to the centerline of Main Street; thence northwesterly along the center of Main Street to a line perpendicular to the southwesterly line of Lot 1 of the Assessor's Plat of Southeast Battle Creek, said line extending from the western most corner of said Lot 1, thence southwesterly along said line to the point of intersection with a line which lies eleven feet east of and parallel with the west line of South Avenue (now vacated), as shown in said Assessor's Plat of Southeast Battle Creek; thence south along said line to the center of Jackson Street East; thence westerly along the center of Jackson Street, as situated and shown on the plat of original Battle Creek, and the extension thereof, to the centerline of the Battle Creek River; thence easterly and southeasterly along the center of the Battle Creek River to the centerline of Division Street North; thence southerly along the center of Division Street North to the centerline of State Street East and the place of beginning.
   (b)   The Old Advent Town Historic District. Beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Barney Street and Jackson Street West and running thence westerly along the center of Jackson Street West to the centerline of Washington Avenue South; thence northerly along the centerline of Washington Avenue South to the centerline of Michigan Avenue West; thence westerly along the centerline of Michigan Avenue West to the southerly extension of a line which lies ten feet east of the westerly line of Lot 36, Range of Blocks 5, of the plat of original Battle Creek, and parallel with said lot line; thence northerly 133 feet along said line to a point distant southerly thirty-two feet from the north line of said Lot 36; thence westerly 176 feet, parallel with the north line of Lots 36, 35, 34 and 33 of said Range of Blocks 5, to a point thirty-four feet westerly of the easterly line of Lot 33; thence northerly 32 feet, parallel with the east line of Lot 33 to the north line thereof; thence westerly along the south line of Lot 16 of Range of Blocks 5, to the southwesterly corner thereof; thence northerly along the westerly line of Lot 16 and the extension thereof to the centerline of Van Buren Street West; thence westerly along the centerline of Van Buren Street West to the southerly extension of the easterly line of Lot 9 of Range of Blocks 6 of Plat of original Battle Creek; thence northerly 165 feet along the east line of said Lot 9 to the northeasterly corner thereof; thence westerly along the northerly lines of Lots 1 through 9 (conversely) of said Range of Blocks 6 and Lots 1 through 9 (conversely) of Range of Blocks 7 of said Plat and the westerly extension thereof to the centerline of Wood Street North; thence southerly 46 feet along the centerline of Wood Street North; thence westerly 99 feet, parallel with the south line of Lot 3 of Manchester's Addition and 86 feet northerly thereof to a point 66 feet west of the easterly line of said Lot 3; thence northerly 47 feet, parallel with said easterly line of Lot 3; thence westerly 66 feet, parallel with the southerly line of said Lot 3; thence northerly 131 feet along the west line of Lot 3 to the northwest corner thereof; thence continuing 51.5 feet along the northerly extension of said west line of Lot 3; thence north, parallel with the west line of Lot 64 of Manchester's Addition to the north line thereof; thence west to the northwest corner of said lot 64; thence south to the southwest corner of Lot 64; thence westerly 204.6 feet to the southwesterly corner of Lot 66 of Manchester's Addition; thence north 102.96 feet to the northwest corner of said Lot 66; thence along the south line of Manchester Street to the centerline of Wood Street North; thence north along the centerline of Wood Street North to the westerly extension of the north line of Lot 116 of Grave's Addition to the City of Battle Creek; thence east along the north lines of Lots 108 through 116 (conversely) and Lots 99 through 107 (conversely) of Graves Addition along the north lines of Lots 13 through 23 inclusive of Graves Second Addition to the northeast corner of Lot 23; thence north 33 feet along the west line of Lot 26 of Graves Second Addition; thence east 49.5 feet parallel with the south line of Lot 26; thence north 132 feet parallel with the west lines of Lots 26 and 27 of Graves Second Addition to the centerline of Greenwood Avenue; thence east 0.50 feet along the centerline of Greenwood Avenue; thence north 165 feet, parallel with the west lines of Lots 93 and 94 of Graves Second Addition and 50 feet easterly there from, to the north line of Lot 94; thence west 18.54 feet to the southeast corner of Lot 1 of Graves Third Addition; thence north along the east lines of Lots 1, 40 and 41 of Graves Third Addition to the south line of Parkway Drive; thence easterly along the south line of Parkway Drive to the easterly line of Hanover Street; thence south along the east line of Hanover Street to the southwest corner of Lot 77 of Walter's Addition; thence east along the south lines of Lots 77, 76, 75 and 74 of Walter's Addition to the west line of Hazel Street; thence north along the west line of Hazel Street to the south line of Seedorff Street; thence east along the south line of Seedorff Street to the northeast corner of Lot 44 of Walter's Addition; thence south along the east lines of Lots 44 through 50, inclusive, of Walter's Addition and the extension thereof to the south line of Walter Avenue; thence east to the northeast corner of Lot 1 of Rice and Weston's Addition; thence south along the east lines of Lots 1 through 9 inclusive of Rice and Weston's Addition, and the southerly extension thereof to the centerline of Emmett Street West; thence east along the centerline of Emmett Street West to the centerline of Brook Street; thence southerly along the centerline of Brook Street to the centerline of Champion Street; thence easterly along the centerline of Champion Street to the northerly extension of a line which lies 17.5 feet easterly of and parallel with the west line of Lot 17 of McCamly's Addition; thence southerly along said line to the southerly line of Lot 17; thence easterly two feet along the south line of Lot 17; thence southerly along a line which lies 19.5 feet easterly of and parallel with the west line of Lot 17 of Range of Blocks 4 of the plat of original Battle Creek; and the southerly extension of said line to the centerline of Van Buren Street West; thence westerly along the centerline of Van Buren Street West to the centerline of Gould Street; thence southerly along the centerline of Gould Street to the centerline of Michigan Avenue West; thence easterly along the centerline of Michigan Avenue West to the centerline of Barney Street; thence southerly along the centerline of Barney Street to the centerline of Jackson Street West and the place of beginning.
   (c)   The Old Maple Street Historic District.  Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Capital Avenue Northeast and the centerline of Division Street North, and running thence northeasterly along the centerline of Capital Avenue Northeast to the northerly extension of the west line of Lot 12 of the  Assessor's Plat of Hinman's Subdivision; thence southerly along the west line of Lot 12 to the southwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the southerly lines of Lots 12 and 14 of said plat to the centerline of Penn Street; thence northerly along the centerline of Penn Street to point of intersection with a line perpendicular to the west line of Lot 2 of Hart's Addition and 126.16 feet south of the northwest corner of said Lot 2; thence easterly along said perpendicular line to the westerly line of said Lot 2; thence easterly 132.33 feet to a point on the westerly line of Lot 3 of said plat distant southerly 128.94 feet from the northwest corner of said Lot 3; thence southerly 65.1 feet to the southwest corner of Lot 3, thence easterly 265.32 feet along the south lines of Lots 3 and 4 to the northeast corner of Lot 15 of said Hart's Addition; thence southerly along the east line of Lot 15 to a point distant northerly 75 feet from the southeast corner thereof, thence easterly 175.56 feet parallel with the south line of Lot 14 of said Hart's Addition to the centerline of Elm Street; thence northerly along the centerline of Elm Street to point of intersection with a line perpendicular to the west line of Lot 6 of Hart's Addition; thence east along said line to a point on the west line of Lot 6 which lies sixty-six feet north of the southwest corner thereof; thence easterly, parallel with the south line of said Lot 6 to a point 66 feet west of the east line of Lot 6, thence southerly ten feet, parallel with the east line of said Lot 6; thence easterly 66.7 feet parallel with the south line of Lot 6 to the easterly line thereof; thence southerly fifty-five feet to the northwest corner of Lot 12 of Hart's Addition; thence southerly along the west line of Lot 12 to a point distant northerly 115.5 feet from the southwest corner thereof; thence easterly 53.13 feet, parallel with the south line of Lot 12; thence northerly 16.5 feet, parallel with the west line of Lot 12; thence easterly 157.56 feet to a point 132.44 feet north of the south line of Lot 11 of Hart's Addition; thence north 141.25 feet, parallel with the east line of said Lot 11 to the north line thereof; thence easterly 44.4 feet, more or less, to the northeast corner of said Lot 11; thence northerly 56.85 feet along the east line of Lot 8 of Hart's Addition; thence northeasterly 116.4 feet to a point on the east line of Lot 9 of Hart's Addition distant north 59.09 feet from the southeast corner of said Lot 9; thence east thirty-three feet at right angles to Poplar Street, to the centerline thereof; thence north along the centerline of Poplar Street to the point of intersection with the southwesterly extension of the centerline an alley; thence northeasterly along the centerline of said alley which adjoins the southeasterly lines of Lots 2, 3, 4 and 27 of Charles Merritt's Second Addition to Battle Creek, to the southerly extension of the easterly line of Lot 27; thence northerly along the easterly line of Lot 27 to the centerline of Capital Avenue Northeast; thence southwesterly along the centerline of Capital Avenue Northeast to the centerline of Orchard Place; thence north along the centerline of Orchard Place to the point of intersection with a line perpendicular to the east line of Lot 1 of Charles Merritt's Third Addition, at a point distant north 246 feet from the southeast corner of said Lot 1; thence west 152 feet to a point distant northerly 270 feet from the south line of said Lot 1; thence northwesterly twenty-seven feet to a point on the easterly extension of the southerly line of Lot 33 of Charles Merritt's Addition, distant easterly 41.14 feet from the southeast corner of said Lot 3; thence westerly along the south lines of Lots 33 through 38, inclusive of Charles Merritt's Addition to a point distant westerly 63.8 feet from the southeast corner of Lot 38; thence southerly 72 feet at right angles; thence westerly 12.75 feet at right angles; thence southerly 49.5 feet at right angles; thence westerly at right angles 149.23 feet to the centerline of Chestnut Street; thence north along the centerline of Chestnut Street to the centerline of Frelinghuysen Avenue, thence westerly along the centerline of Frelinghuysen Avenue to the northerly extension of the easterly line of Lot 205 of the Assessor's re-plat of Merritt's Supplement to Block 2; thence southerly along the easterly line of Lot 205 to the southeast corner thereof; thence westerly to the northwest corner of Lot 193 of said Assessor's re-plat; thence southerly along the west line of Lot 193 to the centerline of Capital Avenue northeast; thence northeasterly along the centerline of Capital Avenue northeast to the centerline of Division Street North and the place of beginning. 
(Ord. 17-91.  Passed 12-3-91.)
   (d)   The Merritt's Woods Historic District. Beginning at the northeast corner of Chestnut and Emmett Streets in the City, the same being thirty-three feet north of the east and west quarter line (as occupied) and 805 feet west of the north and south quarter line of Section 6, Town 2, South, Range 7 West; thence N. 0  15' E., along the east line of Chestnut Street 840.35 feet to point "B," distant 450.65 feet south of the north line of such Section (as now located and used); thence from such east line of Chestnut Street as tangent, and starting in the opposite direction (S. 0  15' W.), on a curve to the left of twenty feet radius, southerly and easterly, 37.35 feet to point "C"; thence N. 73  15' E., on tangent to such curve, 115.4 feet to point "D"; thence from the last course as tangent, on a curve to the right, of seventy-five feet radius, 110.55 feet, to point "E"; thence S. 22  18' E., on tangent to such curve, 16.4 feet, to point "F"; thence S. 89  45' E., 164 feet, to point "G"; thence S. 47  56' E., thirty feet, to point "H"; thence N. 74  42' E., 225 feet, to point "I"; distant 162 feet west of the north and south quarter line of such Section; thence S. 0  7' E., parallel with such quarter line, 196.8 feet, to point "J"; thence from last course as tangent, on a curve to the left of eighteen feet radius, 28.27 feet to point "K"; thence N. 89  53' E., at right angles with such quarter line, 144 feet to such quarter line, at a point ("L") 621.1 feet north of Emmett Street and 654.8 feet south of such Section line; thence S. 0  7' E., along such quarter line, 621.1 feet to the north line of Emmett Street, at point "M"; thence N. 89  58' W., along such north line of Emmett Street, 805 feet to the place of beginning.
   (e)   The Village at Irving Park Historic District.  Charles and R. B. Merritt's Addition, being all of Lots 46 through 53, parts of Lots 39 through 45, and portions of vacated Tompkins and Spruce Streets more particularly described as: Beginning at the northeast corner of Lot 48; thence north 87°52'00" west along the southerly line of Garfield Avenue 335.90 feet; thence south 02°43'37" east 77.43 feet; thence southeasterly along an arc to the right 225.06 feet whose radius is 400 feet and whose chord bears south 23°06'22" east 222.10 feet; thence southerly along an arc to the left 182 feet whose radius is 320 feet and whose chord bears south 53°58'10" east 179.55 feet; thence south 70°56'19"east 25.02 feet; thence south 88°15'00" east 90.61 feet; thence north 02°10'00" west along the western line of West Street 385.95 feet to the point of beginning; subject to easements of record.
(Ord. 27-82.  Passed 12-21-82; Ord. 01-07.  Passed 2-6-07.)