The Foundation for Excellence has adopted its regular schedule of meetings for 2019. You can find the complete schedule pdf here (115 KB) . Additional information on the Foundation for Excellence can be found at www.kalamazoocity.org/ffe.
The Draft 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & 2019 Action Plan are now available for review and comment here: DRAFT 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & PY2019 Action Plan.
To qualify for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the City must have an approved Consolidated Plan and Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan identifies five-year goals for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding and outlines the City’s strategy to address the housing and community development needs of its low and moderate income families and individuals. Action Plans are prepared each year and detail how HUD funds will be spent each year to achieve the broader goals established in the Consolidated Plan.
The City of Kalamazoo recently approved a Complete Streets Policy, which is intended to provide for safe and convenient access to all parts of the City by respecting the needs, capabilities and limitations of all users of City rights-of-way. This policy establishes an advisory committee made up of advocates, residents, and a planning commissioner. This committee will be responsible for reviewing best practices, education and outreach, and recommending priorities for street projects.
If you are interested in joining the Complete Streets Advisory Committee please fill out and submit an application by Friday March 8th. Applications may be submitted online or in person. You can submit an application online here.
Paper copies of the application are also available at the following locations:
PEDAL, 611 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Kzoo Swift, 1305 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
WMU Office of Sustainability, 2529 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Return paper applications to City Planning and Development Offices, 415 Stockbridge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001