New "health campus" planned in Kalamazoo
A $42 million "health campus" planned in downtown Kalamazoo will include a location for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It plans to open a new program on sustainable production, distribution, and preparation of food. The new campus will rise on 13 acres of land donated by Bronson Healthcare near the hospital's main facility.
The new project will also feature a psychiatric clinic run by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
KVCC officials say it will also have another facility on the new campus for its nursing program now located at the college's Texas Township site on 9th Street.
Officials at the college, Bronson, and KCMHSAS are billing the project as a "living campus". They say designs for the new facilities are still being developed. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 with the first KVCC classes starting the following year.