The 2009 Downtown Kalamazoo Comprehensive Plan identifies seven key development projects, either proposed or in the planning stages, which would change the downtown landscape and stimulate future growth for years to come. These are projects that will touch every facet of the downtown experience and impact the entire community. Significant community capital and coordinated partnerships will be required to make them reality. Implementation could take anywhere from 2 to 10 years.

Downtown Kalamazoo Inc., Downtown Tomorrow, Inc., the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Kalamazoo and all its partners have a history of thinking big, committing to action and accomplishing monumental goals. The projects below promise great change and opportunity for jobs, entertainment, education, health and enhancement of our sense of place.

A map of the transformative projects is available to download and print.

For more information on the individual transformative projects, or to view a map of these projects, click any of the links below.

Transformative Project Map
100 Block Redevelopment
Two-Way Street Conversion / Streetscape Improvements
Event Center/ In-Town Neighborhood
Lovell & Rose Development
Haymarket / Parking Lot #9 Redevelopment
Kalamazoo River & Portage Creek Greenways
Medical / Biomedical / Life Science / Research Village