100 BLOCK REDEVELOPMENT - METROPOLITAN CENTER
Ground Breaking Video
Ground Breaking Press Release
Focusing its energies on downtown since 1987, Downtown Tomorrow Inc. acquired the four historic structures on E. Michigan in 2000. It was DTI’s mission to find a master developer with a vision and commitment to launch a high quality mixed use project on this prime retail/entertainment corner. After a series of failed plans and strategies between 2001 and 2006 stalled any progress, a developer has stepped forward to take up the challenge to renovate the buildings and make the vision reality.
The project economics are huge and beyond the capacity of any single entity. The developer, DTI and several local and state agencies are collaborating to formulate a strategy that maximizes the property’s potential for commercial and residential use. This project has the potential to improve and expand retail linkages between the Kalamazoo Mall East and West Michigan Ave.