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Catalyst Development closes construction on mixed-use development in Kalamazoo

September 14, 2021

180 E. Water Street

Despite pandemic-related shutdowns and delays, Catalyst Development successfully completed its most recent construction project in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. Located on Water Street, the commercial portion of the mixed-use development is known as The Warner Building and the residential portion has been named 180 E. Water Street.

The Warner Building is home to some of the area’s most notable businesses and nonprofits including Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, Southwest Michigan First, Stryker Johnston Foundation, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo and The Kalamazoo Promise.

In addition to commercial space, the centrally located property also features 45 living options within the apartments of 180 E. Water Street. Floor plan options include 20 efficiency apartments as well as 21 one- and two-bedroom units, and four premium apartments. 180 E. Water Street also offers ADA accessible units and an impressive list of amenities.

Tenants began moving into the newly constructed and well-appointed spaces in July, leaving just four residential units still available.

Catalyst intentionally cultivated the project’s mix of businesses and nonprofits, all with a high-level of community involvement, to complement its residential offerings.

Running along the north side of East Michigan Avenue between Portage and Edwards streets, the plaza joins Catalyst’s 180 E. Water Street project and The Warner Building with Treystar’s Main Street East and Haymarket buildings.

Named for the historic Haymarket District where it is located, the plaza is designed to create a unique gathering place for downtown residents, those who work in the area, and visitors.

Designed by TowerPinkster Architects with assistance from Kingscott Associates, Haymarket Plaza features a snow-melt system, decorative concrete, lighting, Landscape Forms furniture, an open area designed for entertainment and/or food trucks, and an outdoor seating area for food/beverages. Four projection-mapping projectors are included to display art, announcements, and entertainment on the northeast elevation of the Haymarket Building in the evenings.

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