Kalamazoo, Mich. — Western Michigan University has selected Gilbane Development Co. as the developer of its planned on-campus mixed-use district in Kalamazoo. The project — titled The Hilltop Village — will reimagine the southern portion of the university’s campus and include student housing, academic support spaces, office and research space, retail, entertainment, a hotel and conference space and multifamily housing. Further details on the project and a timeline for development have yet to be announced.
“Gilbane looks forward to its partnership with Western Michigan University in delivering The Hilltop Village,” says John Keegan, vice president of Gilbane. “This is a transformative initiative, one which will further strengthen the bond between WMU and the greater Kalamazoo community while advancing WMU’s objectives for student recruitment, advancement and success. We are honored to have been selected by WMU and look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders in making its vision a reality.”