Kalamazoo commissioners OK new master plan

downtown Kalamazoo
Downtown Kalamazoo. (File)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — After nearly a year and a half of planning, the Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously has approved the city’s newest master plan.

City commissioners formally adopted the plan, called Imagine Kalamazoo 2025, after more than two hours of presentation and discussion at their Monday evening meeting.

Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 supports 10 strategic vision goals over the next several years. City leaders will look to the plan and its goals to help guide and shape city projects, policies and partnerships.

“The master plan is the document that’s meant to shape future development in the city,” Kalamazoo City Planner Christina Anderson explained. “I kind of call that the umbrella document that guides everything the city does from here forth.”

City staff held public meetings and listened to residents share their ideas and concerns as they formulated the plan.