2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:13:53 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Kalamazoo, Michigan
City looks inward for development

Lynn Stevens
Western Michigan Business Review
March 27, 2008

Some 47 percent of the land area of Kalamazoo is not subject to property 
taxes -- it's occupied by schools, including Western Michigan University 
and Kalamazoo College -- hospitals and churches. So to develop taxable 
land, the city needs to look within.

"In the long haul, we're 25 square miles, we're basically developed, so 
we have to redevelop from within," said the city's Economic Development 
Corp. Executive Director Jerome Kisscorni.

The city's Brownfield Redevelopment program is very successful, 
Kisscorni said, pointing to the February announcement that Fabri-Kal 
Corp. will relocate to the former Mead Paper site on Manchester Road as 
one example.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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