EXCELLENCE ON THE WATERFRONT 2011 HONOR AWARD, recognizes Arcadia Creek Linear Park and Festival Site for a quality waterfront project selected in a juried competition. This award was presented to Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. by Waterfront Centers.

INNOVATION MICHIGAN AWARD, presented by Business Review West Michigan for the DKI Retail Incubation Program. DKI was selected from a pool of 38 finalists representing companies and organizations across the state. The award, in its fifth year, recognizes new and innovative ideas, products or collaborations in the business world.

TOP 10 TURN-AROUND DOWNTOWN presented by Urban Land, 2007.