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Eastside Sunrise Plaza Documentary

After two years of meeting online and planning, the Eastside Sunrise Plaza Design Team was thrilled to celebrate the completion of the Eastside Sunrise Plaza in September, 2021. To get an understanding of the thought, planning and work that went into this neighborhood plaza, the first stage of the larger Eastside Square redevelopment project, please [...]

By |2022-08-11T15:15:20-04:00August 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eastside Sunrise Plaza Documentary

Riverview Launch Grounds Maintenance Request for Quotes

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority is requesting quotes for Landscape Garden Bed Maintenance at Riverview Launch located at 1523 Riverview Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Mandatory Site Visit prior to August 8, 2022. Bid Deadline: August 8, 2022 @ 4 p.m. Questions regarding this RFQ may be addressed to Reality Rojas, Project Manager; 269-779-0210 or [...]

By |2022-07-27T14:51:05-04:00July 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Riverview Launch Grounds Maintenance Request for Quotes

Kalamazoo Eastside Neigh. Assoc. Purchases 1802 East Main for Diner

KALAMAZOO, MI — In an effort to reduce blight, provide a community gathering spot and support fledgling entrepreneurs, the Eastside Neighborhood Association is converting a long vacant property. Pat Taylor, executive director of the Eastside Neighborhood Association, told the Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive that the association acquired the property, at 1802 E. Main St., from the Kalamazoo [...]

By |2022-07-06T17:21:58-04:00July 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kalamazoo Eastside Neigh. Assoc. Purchases 1802 East Main for Diner

Washington Square now Fully-Occupied!

Washington Square in Edison is now fully occupied with resident-owned and diverse businesses after seven years of Land Bank and Edison Neighborhood Association work to activate and revitalize the commercial node. In addition to Washington Square's already established businesses, which include Tremolo Instruments, Community Promise Credit Union and Kzoo Nutrition, the Square now welcomes several [...]

By |2021-07-06T10:21:07-04:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Washington Square now Fully-Occupied!

Eastside Sunrise Plaza featuring local artists and residents’ stories coming to East Main

The Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association and the Kalamazoo County Land Bank are excited to announce a Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) grant for Eastside Sunrise Plaza, a public pocket plaza on East Main that will feature local artists, resident stories through haikus, and highlight the neighborhood motto, “The sun always rises [...]

By |2021-03-01T09:00:11-05:00March 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eastside Sunrise Plaza featuring local artists and residents’ stories coming to East Main

The Creamery: Affordable housing and quality childcare in Edison

Ten years in the making, The Creamery, a nearly 60,000 square foot community-envisioned, mixed-use development in Edison, promises to help revitalize the neighborhood by providing affordable housing and much-needed 24 hour quality drop-in childcare. As the Kalamazoo County Land Bank celebrates a decade of reusing, repurposing and reconnecting blighted property with the community, the agency [...]

By |2020-10-01T09:45:23-04:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Creamery: Affordable housing and quality childcare in Edison

Eastside Voices Video & Book

Eastside Voices, an intergenerational oral history project featuring stories shared from current and former residents, was unveiled during the December Art Hop at the Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association. Coordinated by local artists Buddy Hannah and Sid Ellis, Eastside Voices featured a video, book, storyboards, mural by Gerald king at 1616 East Main, and permanent artwork [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:34:18-05:00February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eastside Voices Video & Book

Downtown Kalamazoo plans to reinvest $66M in tax revenue by 2048

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A new economic growth authority expects to leverage $66 million in state and local taxes to boost business in downtown Kalamazoo during the next 30 years. Monday, the Kalamazoo City Commission approved a plan to reinvest tax revenue collected from increases in the value of downtown property. It outlines how funds will be [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:14:25-05:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Downtown Kalamazoo plans to reinvest $66M in tax revenue by 2048

MDEQ awards $1.35M to turn contaminated mill into mixed-use taproom

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is supporting the cleanup of a blighted site primed for an ambitious redevelopment project. Monday, the DEQ announced it will loan $1.25 million and grant $100,000 to mitigate contamination of a historic Vicksburg paper mill. Paper City Development, LLC. plans invest $50 million to redevelop the long-vacant mill complex into a mixed-use [...]

By |2018-05-18T08:59:28-04:00May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MDEQ awards $1.35M to turn contaminated mill into mixed-use taproom

Edison: Where helping your neighbor is what people do and diversity is a matter of pride

On a map, Edison, the most populous of the Kalamazoo’s 22 neighborhoods, is shaped like a work boot with one loose shoelace, an apt symbol for a neighborhood that is a little hardscrabble tossed with historical and urban charm. The collar of the boot (the north border), includes Mayor’s Riverfront Park and the Kalamazoo River; [...]

By |2018-04-06T15:09:00-04:00April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Edison: Where helping your neighbor is what people do and diversity is a matter of pride
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