Draft 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & 2019 Action Plan Available for Review and Comment

The Draft 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & 2019 Action Plan are now available for review and comment here: DRAFT 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & PY2019 Action Plan.

To qualify for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the City must have an approved Consolidated Plan and Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan identifies five-year goals for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding and outlines the City’s strategy to address the housing and community development needs of its low and moderate income families and individuals. Action Plans are prepared each year and detail how HUD funds will be spent each year to achieve the broader goals established in the Consolidated Plan.

Please submit any comments or feedback to Venessa Collins-Smith, Community Investment Compliance Specialist via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (269) 337-8210.

Join the City of Kalamazoo's Complete Streets Advisory Committee

The City of Kalamazoo recently approved a Complete Streets Policy, which is intended to provide for safe and convenient access to all parts of the City by respecting the needs, capabilities and limitations of all users of City rights-of-way. This policy establishes an advisory committee made up of advocates, residents, and a planning commissioner. This committee will be responsible for reviewing best practices, education and outreach, and recommending priorities for street projects.

If you are interested in joining the Complete Streets Advisory Committee please fill out and submit an application by Friday March 8th. Applications may be submitted online or in person. You can submit an application online here. 

Paper copies of the application are also available at the following locations:

  • PEDAL, 611 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

  • Kzoo Swift, 1305 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

  • WMU Office of Sustainability, 2529 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008

  • Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Return paper applications to City Planning and Development Offices, 415 Stockbridge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Community Input Needed on Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance

 

The Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance is now available for review and input here. The Natural Features Protection Ordinance and Development Standards would put in place a guide for the development of land on or near areas identified as Natural Features in order to achieve the long-term protection of these areas. The draft and ultimately the Ordinance is created using four guiding principles:

  1. City-Wide Ordinance

  2. Standards included protect the Natural Feature

  3. Standards included can be managed and enforced by City Staff

  4. Not about no development, but about more thoughtful development in areas with Natural Features

The draft needs to be reviewed and discussed by the wider community so that it can be refined over the next 6 weeks. You can view the draft ordinance and share your input here.

City Staff will also be holding four focus groups and a community wide meeting to present, discuss, and revise the draft ordinance with the community. Find your focus group and learn more about the community wide meeting here.

 

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 (269) 337-8047
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 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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