Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Master Plan Available for Comment

City of Kalamazoo planning staff have released a draft of the Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Master Plan for public review and comment.

The plan is the culmination of 16 months of extensive community engagement that included every neighborhood in the City. Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 hosted open houses and meetings, attended community picnics, conducted online surveys, and participated in Art Hops and other events to speak with community members about their vision for Kalamazoo’s future. Throughout the process more than 3,500 voices were heard.

Community members are invited to review the document and offer their comments and feedback to City Planning staff for review. Comments can be offered online via Open Town Hall or by emailing Kalamazoo City Planner Christina Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The comment period is open through Friday, September 15.

City staff will be hosting an open house at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. to review and discuss the draft Master Plan with community members. Additional details about this open house will be announced when they become available.

“We are excited to finally be able to share the results of Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 and look forward to hearing what people think,” said Rebekah Kik, Director of Community Planning & Development for the City of Kalamazoo. “But we’re even more excited to start working to achieve the goals laid out in the plan.”

After review and consideration of feedback received during the public comment period, the draft Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Master Plan will be presented for approval. The plan will need approval first by the Planning Commission and if adopted, final approval by the City Commission. City staff anticipate the plan will be presented in October.

City staff would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 process. Without an engaged community that is committed to a brighter future in our city, this collaborative effort would not have been possible.

folder Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Master Plan Documents

North Street to Close between Gull Road and Harrison Street Starting Monday, July 31

North Street will be closed between Gull Road and Harrison Street beginning Monday, July 31 as construction continues on the Harrison Street/Gull Road Roundabout Project. This closure will be in addition to current closures which include:

  • Ransom Street from Walbridge Street to Harrison Street
  • Harrison Street from Willard Street to North Street
  • Gull Street from Harrison Street to North Street

These road closures will be in effect through the completion of the project, which remains on schedule to be finished in mid-November. Access to businesses will be maintained via Harrison Street from the south and by temporary access to Harrison Street via Willard Street. Signage has been installed to help direct customers during construction.

A posted detour will direct traffic around construction along M-43/Riverview Avenue and north on Pitcher Street to North Street. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly when traveling in this area as they may experience delays during peak traffic times. 

Image North Street/Roundabout Detour Map (103 KB)

National Night Out Against Crime to be held Tuesday, August 1

On Tuesday, August 1st, citizens throughout Kalamazoo are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out 2017: America’s Night Out Against Crime.  

This year celebrates the 34th Annual National Night Out event. On this occasion, residents in neighborhoods throughout Kalamazoo and across the nation are asked to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug, and violence prevention; safety; and neighborhood unity.  Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, and youth activities.

Events in the City of Kalamazoo will be hosted by the following neighborhoods:

EASTSIDE - Neighborhood Association, Rockwell Park 1106 Trimble St from 5-7 PM.

EDISON - Neighborhood Association, 816 Washington from 5:30-6:30 PM.

NORTHSIDE - Neighborhood Association 612 N. Park from 6-8 PM.

VINE - Neighborhood Association, Vine St. at Locust from 5:30-7:30 PM.

MILWOOD - Neighborhood Association Greenwood Reformed Church, 1815 Winton from 6-8 PM. 

PARKVIEW HILLS - Parkview Hills Club House; 3307 Green Leaf Blvd from 7-9 PM.

STUART- Neighborhood Association Elm St. Park (Westmain/Elm) St from 6-8 PM.

ARCADIA -Neighborhood Association @ Arcadia Elementary 932 Boswell Ln 6-8 PM

Americana Estates -  1802 Tray Lane (near playground) 6:00PM- 8:00PM

National Night Out is an enjoyable way to promote neighborhood spirit. On August 1st, 2017, we invite citizens to celebrate with us and their fellow neighbors.

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