downtown Kalamazoo

Developer Tom Huff plans mix of commercial, retail and luxury apartments

Judy Sarkozy has since reopened her bakery after a fire gutted her downtown business in 2012

WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


There have been many big moments in the development of a new medical school at Western Michigan University. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The next few years could be groundbreaking ones for the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

Western Michigan University will have an extra year to decide what to do with its portion of the land once owned by the Cole-Gilmore car dealership in downtown Kalamazoo.

On Wednesday, WMU’s trustees approved an extension to an agreement with Downtown Tomorrow Incorporated. The university bought a share of the property 13 years ago. It says it has no plan for how to develop the land. It would like to reserve the parcels for  "future development or for University purposes, as may be decided at a later date," according to the trustees' agenda packet for the meeting.