About Downtown

Downtown Kalamazoo is the central business district to over 1,000 businesses, more than 685 of which reside within the Downtown Development Authority and many more on the peripheral that make up Central City - Southwest Michigan’s regional center and county seat. 

We continue to see growth in the entertainment and restaurant industry, new major development projects that demonstrate committed, continued investment from new interests, a strong retail offering, and a residential vacancy rate of less than 1.5%.  Strong enrollments at three higher learning institutions put a combined 40,000 students, in addition to 3,500 Bronson Hospital employees, all within walking distance from their respective campuses, not to mention an event calendar that just this summer drew in over 120,000 attendees.  A 14 screen movie house, 23 live performance stages, the museum, public library and many more attractions ultimately help define Kalamazoo as a progressive, accessible, diverse, green and vibrant urban center.  You’re invited to LOOK CLOSER at all that downtown Kalamazoo has to offer.