Vine Neighborhood Association (VINE)
Vine neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kalamazoo. Some of the area's earliest homes were built during the 1840's. The neighborhood is bounded by West Lovell Street to the north, Oakland Drive to the west, Crosstown Parkway to the south, and South Burdick Street to the east.
In the early 1970's, a core group of neighborhood residents joined together to address the increasing housing, nuisance, and safety problems surfacing in Vine. The purpose of creating the Vine Neighborhood Association was to promote the welfare and well being of all Vine neighborhood residents by assisting in the prevention of crime, providing information on home rehabilitation, encouraging historical preservation, and combating community deterioration.
The mission of VINE is to improve the overall quality of life in the Vine neighborhood. VINE achieves its mission by: Building long-term residency, encouraging the renovation and preservation of our historic homes, supporting economic success, enhancing safety & security, reducing density, promoting volunteer activism, and building community by joining neighbors together.
Contact & Meeting Information
Stephen Walsh, Executive Director
511 W. Vine Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Board Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm
Neighborhood Watch: 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
Annual Meeting: 3rd Monday of May
Visit the Vine Neighborhood Association website.