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Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission to Recognize Local Preservation Work

The Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Historic Preservation Awards of Merit. The awards recognize individuals, institutions, and projects that sustain our community’s character through an outstanding commitment to historic preservation.

Nomination packets are available pdf here (1.07 MB) . Completed nominations can be submitted to Sharon Ferraro, the City of Kalamazoo’s Historic Preservation Coordinator, by mail to 245 North Rose, Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or by email to ferraros@kalamazoocity.org. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Nominate a project, person, or group for an Award of Merit

The Historic Preservation Commission will present awards at a virtual ceremony during National Preservation Month in May 2021.

Community members can submit as many separate nominations as they wish in the following categories:

  • Individuals or Institutions
  • Residential Property Projects
  • Commercial, Institutional, or Government Property Projects
  • Mixed Use (Commercial and Residential or others) Property Projects
  • Interior Rehabilitation
  • Infill or New Construction

2021 awards will also include two new categories:

  • Innovative Solutions in Preservation
  • Archaeology

To be eligible for nomination, projects must be in the City of Kalamazoo and have been completed within the past five years, with the work substantially completed by March 15, 2021. Rehabilitation projects should comply with the Secretary of the Interior Standards. The Commission is especially seeking projects outside the currently designated historic districts.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Historic Preservation Awards were not presented in 2020. Nominations submitted in 2020 will be considered for awards in 2021.

Additional information is  available in the pdf Historic Preservation Award Nominating Packet (1.07 MB) . Please contact Sharon Ferraro at (269) 337-8804 or by email to ferraros@kalamazoocity.org with any questions.

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 (269) 337-8000
 (269) 337-8182
 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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