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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.

ELECTRONIC MEETING NOTICE - Planning Commission - March 4, 2021

The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be conducted electronically in order for members, staff, and the public to comply with the Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order issued by Elizabeth Hertel, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, on February 4, 2021.

Accessing the Meeting

The meeting will be streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KalamazooCity/) and YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIgXSSXLSDxThVaaiRMsR5Q).

Members of the public without computer or internet access can listen to the meeting by calling 269.552.6425 and entering Meeting ID 913 3766 3105 when prompted.

Public Input and Participating in the Meeting

Once published, the agenda will be available on the City’s website at the following location:  https://www.kalamazoocity.org/boarddocs/civil-rights-board.

Persons who wish to contact members of the Planning Commission to provide input about items on the meeting agenda or to make general comments may do so on March 4th between 6:30 p.m. and the end of the public comment period by calling 269.226.6573 and leaving a recording.

Instructions for Persons with Disabilities

The live stream of this meeting on the City’s Facebook page will feature Closed Captioning in real time. After the meeting a recording with Closed Captioning will be available on both the City’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to effectively participate in City Commission meetings should contact Pete Eldridge at 269.337.8806 by 12:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting to request assistance.

ELECTRONIC MEETING NOTICE - Civil Rights Board - March 3, 2021

The City’s Civil Rights Board will meet on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be conducted electronically in order for members, staff, and the public to comply with the Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order issued by Elizabeth Hertel, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, on February 4, 2021.

Accessing the Meeting

The meeting will be streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KalamazooCity/) and YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIgXSSXLSDxThVaaiRMsR5Q).

Members of the public without computer or internet access can listen to the meeting by calling 269.552.6425 and entering Meeting ID 916 6769 8169 when prompted.

Public Input and Participating in the Meeting

Once published, the agenda will be available on the City’s website at the following location:  https://www.kalamazoocity.org/boarddocs/civil-rights-board.

Persons who wish to contact members of the Civil Rights Board to provide input about items on the meeting agenda or to make general comments may do so on March 3rd between 6:30 p.m. and the end of the public comment period by calling 269.226.6573 and leaving a recording.

Instructions for Persons with Disabilities

The live stream of this meeting on the City’s Facebook page will feature Closed Captioning in real time. After the meeting a recording with Closed Captioning will be available on both the City’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to effectively participate in this meeting should contact Dorla Bonner at bonnerd@kalamazoocity.org by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting to request assistance.

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