Imagine Kalamazoo 2025
The City of Kalamazoo's Master Plan
In 2017, the City completed the Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Strategic Vision (IK2025), the City’s guide to shape future planning and organizational direction. This Vision is the culmination of 18 months of studying, listening, and careful planning. From this process, a new Master Plan has been adopted and will actualize the IK2025 Vision through its extensive and intensive action plan. In 2023, the City will begin community engagement and the first steps of envisioning our next ten year strategic plan.
All the information below, the complete master plan and much more can be found at the Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 website at www.imaginekalamazoo.com.
Imagine Kalamazoo Strategic Goals & Directions
Strategic Goals are the City’s guide to help shape the future direction of the City, and provide a framework from which all other City plans are created. Specifically, these Goals provide direction to anyone working in the City on projects or policies. Further, the Goals help shape the work of City staff as they seek to collaborate and streamline internal operations, and represent and respond to the community’s needs.. In addition, the Strategic Goals created from the IK2025 initiative will guide budgetary decisions, especially during review of special projects. The Goals are:
Shared Prosperity – Abundant opportunities for all people to prosper.
Connected City – A city that is networked for walking, biking, riding, and driving
Inviting Public Places – Parks, arts, culture, and vibrant streets
Environmental Responsibility – A green and healthy city
Safe Community – Creating a safe environment for living, working, and playing.
Youth Development – A city with places and supports that help young people thrive
Complete Neighborhoods – Residential areas that support the full range of people’s daily needs
Strength Through Diversity – An inclusive city where everyone feels at home
Economic Vitality – Growing businesses and stabilizing the local economy to the benefit of all.
Good Governance – Ensuring the City organization has the capacity and resources to effectively implement the community’s Strategic Vision in a sustainable way.
Abundant opportunities for all people to prosper.
A city that is networked for walking, biking, riding, and driving.
Inviting Public Places
Parks, arts, culture, and vibrant streets.
A green and healthy City.
Creating a safe environment for living, working, and playing.
A City with places and supports where young people thrive.
Residential areas that support the full range of people's daily needs.
Strength Through Diversity
An inclusive City where everyone feels at home.
A supportive infrastructure for growing businesses and stabilizing the local economy to the benefit of all.
Ensuring the City organization has the capacity and resources to effectively implement the community's Strategic Vision in a way that is sustainable over the long term.