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10:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Kalamazoo Considers Extending Urban Trail Downtown

A snow-covered section of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail left of a driveway near Willard Street.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

This could be a decisive year for Kalamazoo’s urban trails. That’s because the city is likely to vote on proposals to extend the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail through the city’s downtown. But while extending the trail is a popular idea, it may prove tough to find a path everyone can agree on.

Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain sits at a table in his office at city hall. He points to lines traced over a map of downtown Kalamazoo, which show the path of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

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7:17 am
Fri February 28, 2014

City of Kalamazoo Looks to Purchase Bronson Park from County

City wants to be able to secure funding for improvements to the Fountain of the Pioneers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - After leasing Bronson Park from Kalamazoo County through different agreements since 1855, the city of Kalamazoo is now hoping to purchase the land outright. In a letter to Kalamazoo County Corporate Counsel Thom Canny, Kalamazoo City attorney Clyde Robinson states that in light of the two parties' 50-year lease recently expiring, the city wishes to acquire Bronson Park as opposed to entering another leasing agreement.
7:27 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Unveils New Site Plans for Downtown Campus

The new Culinary Institute and Allied Health Building is scheduled to be completed by Fall of 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Valley Community College unveiled new site plans for its$35 million health-focused campus at its February Board meeting Tuesday evening. The downtown location would be split into North and South campuses and connected along Portage Creek by a series of boardwalks and trailways, Michael Collins, executive vice president of instructional and student support services, told the board.
12:31 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Art Hop Organizers Consider Changes With Less Funding

Budget cuts have forced Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated to reduce its financial support for monthly events
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The future of one of downtown Kalamazoo's "signature" events could look very different after this year. Once a month, typically on the first Friday of the month, downtown Kalamazoo businesses and organizations use their space to display the work of local artists for Art Hop.
9:34 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Sarkozy's Bakery could start baking bread again Monday

Sarkozy's was a downtown fixture before it burned to the ground two years ago
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Two years to the month that it burned down, Sarkozy's hopes to start baking this week. On Monday, the health inspector from the Michigan Agriculture Department is due to inspect the new kitchen. Pending his approval, Judy Sarkozy and her partners are standing by, ready to start mixing dough.