kalamazoo neighborhoods

7:34 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Landlord raises concerns over WMU's plans to demolish houses in Vine neighborhood

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University trustees approved plan to buy houses at their January 22nd meeting
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Larry L. Burns, a former city of Kalamazoo historic district coordinator, said he has invested heavily in four homes near the 10 homes on Bellevue Place and Oakland Drive that WMU's Board of Trustees approved purchasing last week. Burns said he plans to use proceeds from selling the homes for his retirement.
3:31 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Eastside neighborhood leaders encouraged by recent developments

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Children's Chorus Eastside Choir, Peace House, Boxing Club all seen as positive steps
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Isolated geographically from the rest of the city, Kalamazoo's Eastside neighborhood has been economically challenged and in decline for years. The neighborhood, home to about 2,200 residents, sits on a hilltop, bordered by Gull Road and the Kalamazoo River. Its housing stock is older, jobs and businesses have steadily disappeared and blight has taken hold.
Kalamazoo neighborhoods
6:42 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Two homes and four rain gardens to be dedicated Friday in Kalamazoo neighborhood

Rain Garden on Willard Street
Credit Courtesy of Kalamazoo County Land Bank

Interview with Kelly Clarke

   

Kalamazoo County Land Bank Executive Director Kelly Clarke says people who live near the former blighted properties helped decide what to do with the property. 

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