"KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University will hold its first public input session on the design plan for the expansion of the university's Business Technology and Research Park into the area known as Colony Farm Orchard." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Colony Farm Orchard advocates asked the Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees Tuesday to reconsider its support of Western Michigan University's proposal to expand its business park onto the 44-acre piece of land. "I'm coming to speak today to ask you to please reconsider the redevelopment of this land," said WMU junior Shaana Way. "That land is ecologically continuous with the Asylum Lake Preserve and destruction and development of that land will have dire consequences to that preserve." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Members of the Kalamazoo Peace Center will gather with community members Friday to protest Western Michigan University's plan to expand its business technology park onto Colony Farm Orchard. The protest is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Ayslum Lake parking lot on Drake Road." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Western Michigan University is seeking support from Kalamazoo County as the institution plans a massive expansion of its business technology and research park in Oshtemo Township. Representatives from WMU, Oshtemo and Southwest Michigan First spoke with Kalamazoo County commissioners Tuesday about partnering to secure $3.5 million to fund infrastructure installation and land preparation on 44 acres of Colony Farms Orchard, land owned by WMU at the northwest corner of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue near the existing business park. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Research and Design Facility will be located in Western Michigan University's Business, Technology and Research Park