Renovations have been completed on the former Public Safety Station #5 firehouse (619 Douglas Ave) and the community is invited to tour the new space and learn about the building at a reopening celebration that will be held on Friday, November 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The event will feature speakers who will discuss the history of the building and its future use as a community resource center. A presentation will be given by a retired Station #5 firefighter and City Parks & Recreation staff will be available to discuss their upcoming winter programming. Complimentary refreshments will be provided from area restaurants.
Renovations were funded by Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds and a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. A window rehabilitation workshop hosted by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network in the spring of 2015 started the renovation project.
All community members are encouraged to attend and discover Kalamazoo’s newest community resource.