downtown Kalamazoo

6:47 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Parking rates will go up 5% in several downtown Kalamazoo lots next year

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Hourly parking rates at meters will stay the same, but monthly rates will go up
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Parking rates in many downtown Kalamazoo lots will rise 5 percent in 2014. The Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority approved the $3.3 million parking budget proposed for 2014 on Monday. The DDA directors had considered approving it in November but tabled the decision until the December meeting.
6:09 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Task force recommends that experts determine decibel levels

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City commissioners are expected to consider report in November
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A task force studying late-night noise in downtown Kalamazoo has recommended that the city of Kalamazoo should consult sound experts to evaluate noise before establishing maximum decibel levels for outdoor venues. The Downtown Noise Task Force wrapped up its work in the last of eight public meetings Monday, recommending four actions to the Kalamazoo City Commission.
6:46 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority considers options in tax dispute with city

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DDA wants more of the tax revenue generated from developments in downtown Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DDA members met in closed session with Michael O'Connor, the board's attorney, for more than an hour Monday to discuss a six-page letter from O'Connor to the board outlining their legal options. The board did not take action back in open session, but Downtown Kalamazoo Inc.
4:41 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Kalamazoo, Downtown Development Authority, debate tax allocations

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DDA want to capture more of revenue generated by new development
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Hundreds of thousands of dollars a year available forpublic improvements downtown are at stake in tax disagreement with the city that the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority will take up Monday. The DDA captures a portion of property taxes generated by new development in the downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District for use on a variety of public purposes.
6:47 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Task force proposal would limit noise from downtown Kalamazoo venues by time of day

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Louder decibel limits would be allowed late at nights, on weekends
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A task force established to study downtown noise and propose regulations to the Kalamazoo City Commission laid the framework for a recommendation Monday. Guidelines established Monday would allow downtown Kalamazoo venues, including the Arcadia Creek Festival Place, to have certain levels of sound based on the time of day.

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