February 27, 2020
Source: Brad Devereaux
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When Kyle Gulau set out to look for a place to live, he didn't imagine he would end up living in a refurbished brownfield building while working to rehabilitate several neighboring properties including commercial space planned for a brewery.
After talking with several mentors, Gulau said his home search evolved into a neighborhood development project.
"Instead of buying a house in Portage or in the suburbs, I decided to buy one abandoned building in Kalamazoo to help make my community a better place," he said. "And I ended up buying three."
The Kalamazoo City Commission approved a brownfield plan for the mixed-use development that includes apartments and a space for a brewery at its Feb. 17 meeting.
The project aims to transform the three buildings encompassing four addresses on North Burdick Street (708, 714, 718, and 720) into a mixed-use development with multiple residential units and a commercial space that could include a brewery.
Read the entire article Brewery space, apartments approved for Kalamazoo's Northside neighborhood.
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