Eastside neighborhood leaders encouraged by recent developments

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.