Imagine Kalamazoo builds on the good work that is already being done throughout the city. We will be featuring stories from the city, community, and region that inspire the plans that are being done in our city as well as featured updates on the Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Strategic Vision and Master Plan process.

City of Kalamazoo teams with Western Michigan University to celebrate sustainability and get public input for community-wide sustainability strategy

The City of Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University’s Office for Sustainability invite the public to celebrate sustainability and plan to make Kalamazoo a more sustainable community at a series of events on Thursday, September 26.

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Share Your Input on Our Future Bike Network

As we move forward through the Street Design Project we are thinking about where future bike infrastructure should go. The existing & planned bike infrastructure map from the Master Plan is our starting point, but we have a few more questions we need your input on.

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AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity Available within Planning Division

The City of Kalamazoo and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Neighborhood Projects Coordinator. 

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Walking Audits this fall will Help Inform Street Design

The next opportunity to get involved in the Street Design Project is by participating in Walking Audits this fall. A walking audit is an assessment of the walkability or pedestrian access of a place. 

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Downtown Streets Design Meeting on August 21

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21 to begin the process of planning the future design of these streets. The meeting will be held at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at 435 W South Street from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Please join the discussion and share your ideas on how these streets can best contribute to the vision for Kalamazoo's future!

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Natural Features Protection Overlay District Approved by Kalamazoo City Commission

The Natural Features Protection Overlay District was approved by the Kalamazoo City Commission on May 20, 2019.

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Oakwood Neighborhood Plan Approved for Amendment to the Master Plan

The Oakwood Neighborhood Plan 2019 was approved for amendment to the Master Plan by the Planning Commission on February 7, 2019 and the Kalamazoo City Commission on March 4, 2019.

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Applicants Sought for Proposed Natural Features Protection Review Board

The City of Kalamazoo is seeking applicants for the proposed Natural Features Protection (NFP) Review Board through May 3, 2019. This board is being created as part of the Natural Features Protection Overlay Ordinance.

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Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Proposed Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance and Map

On Tuesday April 9, 2019 the Planning Commission recommended to the City Commission approval of the proposed Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance and map. Draft 4 of the ordinance is available here and will go to City Commission next to seek final approval.

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Question Responses & Third Draft of Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance Available

The third draft of the Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance is available. The third draft of the ordinance will go to Planning Commission on Tuesday April 9. Responses to questions and comments from the Community Wide Meeting are also available.

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