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New Kalamazoo business development to house Southwest Michigan First, others

June 15, 2021

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Warner Building, a new development in downtown Kalamazoo, was expected to be the new home of several local businesses and nonprofits.

Officials said tenants would include:

  • Southwest Michigan First
  • The Kalamazoo Promise
  • Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo
  • The Stryker Johnston Foundation
  • Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

Additionally, 45 residential options would be available: 20 efficiency apartments, 21 one- and two-bedroom units, and four premium apartments. The residential area was named 180 E. Water Street.

“The Southwest Michigan First team is looking forward to mixing with tenants and residents in the elevators and on the stairs,” Carla Sones, president and interim CEO of Southwest Michigan First, said. “There is so much potential for accelerating the community strategically through conversations that will naturally happen during the day as we cross paths more frequently due to our proximity to each other.

The Warner Building was developed by Catalyst Development. Catalyst officials said several amenities would be available like soundproofing, surveillance, parking and various indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.

The commercial spaces of The Warner Building were filled as of June 2021, but Catalyst was still accepting residential applications. They planned to begin welcoming residents in July.

More information could be found on the 180 E. Water Street website.

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