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The Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission will meet to review the National Register nominations and additional documentation on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 7PM in the second floor community room at City Hall, 241 West South Street. This will be an open meeting with the public invited to attend and comment.

The city of Kalamazoo is a Certified Local Government, part of a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) in each state, with each local community working through a certification process to become recognized as a Certified Local Government (CLG). A CLG is an active partner in the Federal Historic Preservation Program and the opportunities it provides.

Kalamazoo is one of over 30 cities in Michigan that qualify as a Certified Local Government. One of the responsibilities of a CLG is to review National Register nominations for their community. This review has been delegated to the Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission with a charge to solicit public comment (see the document on this page pdf Michigan Certified Local Government Program 4-B (131 KB) ).

The commission will review the three documents specified below:

  1. Fountain of the Pioneers, Bronson Park (National Register nomination)
  2. Western State Normal School Historic District (Additional Documentation)
  3. Administration Building (NameChange/Boundary Decrease/Additional Documentation for East Hall)

As required in our CLG Agreement, the documentation for each project will be reviewed to determine which of the applicable National Register criteria have been met and if the property meets the National Register Standards of Integrity in location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association. (National Register Bulletin 15 How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Integrity)

If you are thinking of attending the meeting to comment on the National Register projects, please consider bringing a written comment to submit. Your comments can also be sent in advance of the meeting to the preservation coordinator at ferraros@kalamazoocity.org, as a fax to 269-337-8513 or in a letter mailed to the address below. All comments should be received by Thursday April 21 at 5PM. The full set of comments will be transmitted to the State Historic Preservation Office on the 22nd.

If you would like to send your comments directly to the State Historic Preservation Office, to be transmitted to the State Historic Preservation Review Board for consideration at their meeting on May 6, 2016 please mail to:

Robert O. Christensen

State Historic Preservation Office

702 W. Kalamazoo St.

PO Box 30740

Lansing, MI 48909-8240