The City of Kalamazoo’s Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking nominations for Historic Preservation Awards of Merit.
For the last two decades the Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission (KHPC) has presented awards to preservation related projects in the city of Kalamazoo. Past awards have recognized a diverse group of projects including the Ladies Library Association building, the restored neon sign on Paris Cleaners, infill houses by Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, and both rental and owner-occupied housing rehabilitation projects in the River’s Edge area.
Historic preservation is an important part of the Kalamazoo we know and love and the KHPC acts to encourage and recognize the efforts made by local people to preserve our heritage and history. These awards also recognize individual people who have made a contribution to preservation (such as contractors and architects) and institutions with a track record of preserving their historic resources.
To be nominated for an award a project must:
- be located in the city of Kalamazoo - the KHPC especially encourages nominations outside the historic districts.
- maintain the historic character of the building or resource
- have work substantially completed within the past five years
- have a complete nomination submitted by Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Complete details are included in the Nomination Packet, available from the City of Kalamazoo’s Historic Preservation Coordinator or on the City website here. Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5. An awards ceremony will be held in May to coincide with National Historic Preservation Month.