asylum lake preserve

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo's Planning Commission has rejected a proposal to rezone residential land near the Asylum Lake Preserve owned by Western Michigan University.

Rezoning Near Asylum Lake Debated

Jan 13, 2020
Andy Robins / WMUK

In May 2019, the City of Kalamazoo created "Natural Features Protection overlays" to protect sensitive areas. Three of them are residential parcels bordering the Asylum Lake Preserve. The Kalamazoo Planning Commission is considering a proposal to rezone the land as commercial.


Robbie Feinberg

Activists, residents and students rallied on the outskirts of Colony Farm Orchard Friday afternoon -- there to protest the planned development of 44 acres of the orchard by Western Michigan University as an expansion of its Business Technology and Research Park. 

Western Michigan University

A gathering at the Asylum Lake Preserve in Kalamazoo on Saturday, May 18, invites residents to tour the green space, learn about its history and help protect its future. The event is from 1-5 p.m. and begins at the Parkview entrance.