The Exchange Kalamazoo – New Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Kalamazoo
The Exchange Building; currently in design and slated to commence construction in early 2017, is a 15 story mixed-use development in the urban center of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Exchange Building will house commercial and retail lease areas on the first, second and seventh floors. Levels three through six will provide secure automobile parking for occupants and residents. Floors eight through fourteen will be residential units with a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments with views overlooking the city. The fifteenth floor will accommodate a restaurant, fitness center, as well as, landscaped and furnished rooftop terraces for residents, occupants, patrons and for special events.
THE EXCHANGE LOCATION
The site is located in the cultural, civic and economic heart of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County. It is adjacent to the iconic Bronson Park, the ‘town square’ of Kalamazoo and a short walk to the Civic Theater, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, a plethora of unique shops, restaurants, cafe’s, and the epicenter of the Kalamazoo Craft Brewery District.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE EXCHANGE
The construction systems include an auger cast pile foundation system, cast in place concrete columns, and post tensioned concrete floor decks. The exterior envelope enclosure will include pre-cast concrete panels, cast-in-place concrete walls, aluminum frame storefront systems with insulated, tinted and colored glass units. The parking decks will be screened with vertically oriented aluminum extrusions providing a decorative louvered screening effect.
Commencing in early 2017, the construction duration will be just over a year and a half and ready for occupants in mid 2018.
- Orion Construction
- Phoenix Properties, LLC
- PlazaCorp Realty Advisors, Inc.
- Byce & Associates, Inc.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXCHANGE KALAMAZOO
- Plans for 15-story Exchange Building in downtown Kalamazoo move ahead – via MLive – December 20, 2016
- Exchange Building Leads Push For Downtown Housing In Kalamazoo – via MiBiz – January 8, 2017