Kalamazoo Ave Two-Way Redesign

Next date: Friday, August 19, 2022 | 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM

View of Kalamazoo Avenue at Rose Street

Planning to return Kalamazoo Avenue to a two-way street will begin with a series of community engagement events this summer. Staff will be seeking feedback on what amenities community members would like to see in the final design.

Outreach Events

Art Hop: Friday, August 5

  • 5 – 8 p.m. outside the City’s Rose Street Offices (245 N Rose Street)
  • Meet with staff, map activity

Arcadia Creek Festival Site: Friday, August 19

  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Arcadia Creek Festival Site (145 E Water Street)
  • Meet with staff, walking activity at 5:30 p.m., games, Lego table

Lunchtime Live!: August 5, 12, 19, 26

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Bronson Park (200 S Rose Street)
  • Meet with staff, map activity

Downtown Business Forum: Wednesday, August 31

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at The Custer Space (155 W. Michigan Ave, 15th floor)
  • Downtown business focused meeting
  • Hosted by Southwest Michigan First, breakfast provided
  • Presentation followed by an input activity

All events are open house-style. Attendance for the entire event is not necessary. Each event (except the business forum) will include a prize drawing for a $25 gift card to a participating business in the Stuart, Northside, or Downtown neighborhoods.

Construction to convert Kalamazoo Avenue to two-way is expected to occur in 2024 and 2025. The design process is currently underway and community feedback will be an essential part of the design. The design is expected to take approximately 18 months.

The project will include above-ground streetscape work as well as updating utilities, some of which are more than 100 years old. The project will also include smart traffic signals, transit upgrades, and pedestrian improvements. Streetscape work could also include lighting, signalized pedestrian crossing and signage, pedestrian bump outs, benches, street trees, and other amenities.

Streets for all is a project to redesign several major streets in Kalamazoo to create a street network that meets the needs of the community, promotes safe transportation for all modes, and fosters more vibrant public places. For more information, visit www.imaginekalamazoo.com/projects/streetsforall 

 

When

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 | 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday, August 05, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Friday, August 05, 2022 | 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Friday, August 12, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Friday, August 19, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Friday, August 19, 2022 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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