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Natural Features Protection Ordinance - 3.25.19 Update

We want to thank everyone who attended the community wide meeting last Thursday to learn and share input on the Draft Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance. We will be accepting input on the second draft of the ordinance online through tomorrow, Tuesday March 26, 2019

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City Departments Work Together to Inform Residents of Upcoming Construction Projects

During IK2025 City Staff heard loud and clear that communication is key to reaching and supporting a shared vision throughout City projects. One way the City is working to meet this need is by engaging residents about upcoming construction projects.

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Second Draft of Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance Available

The second draft of the Natural Features Protection Zoning Overlay Ordinance is available. This second draft includes edits from input received during the four focus group meetings and input that was emailed or submitted online.

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Natural Features Protection Ordinance - 3.5.19 Update - Responses to Questions & Comments

Since posting the Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance online on Friday February 15th we are excited to have received a lot of input from the community! We also appreciate everyone who attended focus group meetings to share input and ask questions. We’ve been working hard to address the questions and comments we have received so far.

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Edison Neighborhood Plan 2019 Approved for Amendment to the Master Plan

The Edison Neighborhood Plan was approved for amendment to the Master Plan by the Planning Commission on January 3, 2019 and the Kalamazoo City Commission on February 4, 2019.

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Community Input Needed on Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance

The Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance is now available online for review and input. City Staff will also be holding focus groups and a community wide meeting to discuss the draft ordinance. View the draft ordinance and submit your input, or find an upcoming meeting here.

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Join the Complete Streets Advisory Committee

Apply to join the Complete Streets Advisory Committee and help with reviewing best practices, education and outreach, and recommending priorities for street projects. Applications are due by Friday March 8th. You can apply online here https://bit.ly/2tqSMKK

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Oakwood Neighborhood Plan Draft Approved by Planning Commission

The Oakwood Neighborhood draft plan was approved by the Planning Commission on February 7, 2019 and will go to the Kalamazoo City Commission next to confirm amendment to the Master Plan.

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Volunteers Sought to Serve on Northside Cultural Business District Authority Board

The City of Kalamazoo and the Northside Association for Community Development (NACD) are looking for volunteers to serve on the Northside Cultural Business District Authority (NCBDA) Board. The Board will primarily be made up of business and property owners in the NCBDA, residents who live in or within a half mile of the NCBDA, and Northside residents. Applications are due by Friday March 1st. Learn how to apply here.

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Natural Features Protection Ordinance - 2.4.19 Update

A technical committee meeting for the creation of the Natural Features Protection Ordinance scheduled for the week of January 28th was cancelled due to weather. City staff and the committee are back hard at work this week on the draft ordinance.

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