The Capital Improvements Program exists to prepare an annual capital improvements program based on the DDA/TIF long range development plan that maintains and improves public open space, streetscape and utility infrastructure within the Downtown Development Authority District and supports redevelopment initiatives and private development projects through partnership agreements.


2009 Funded Projects

·         Streetscape Furniture (additional benches, litter bins, bike racks and umbrellas
·         Purchase of Water Filled Barriers to support downtown special events
·         Arcadia Creek Festival Place Attendant
·         Downtown Tractor Replacement
·         Assistance to (2) Property Owners with sidewalk repairs and (1) for sewer connection
·         Streetscape revitalization planning project for Edwards Street (Michigan Ave to Water Street)

Annual Initiatives

·         Dredging & Cleaning of the Arcadia Creek (Westnedge Avenue to Edwards Street)
·         Maintenance of the Kalamazoo Mall, Arcadia Creek Festival Place and the Linear Park and general downtown maintenance items as needed


Bjorn Green
Tower Pinkster Titus
Bob Miller
Western Michigan University
Greg Taylor
Phoenix Properties
Derek Wissner, Chair
Memories Bridal & Evening Wear