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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Downtown Kalamazoo - A New Perspective

Remember when we created this video fly around of The Exchange project?  Well we have expanded that video to include several other projects ongoing and upcoming in downtown Kalamazoo. We modeled and animated the video for Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc., who presented it to the public at the State of the Downtown address on February 18, 2012.

You can check it out here:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Getting Creative with Snowmelt Systems

Let's face it - Mother Nature can wreak havoc at this time of year (although we've been lucky so far). Slick entrances, icy walkways and parking lots can lead to a lot of worry and wonder - where to put all that snow? A snowmelt system is a practical alternative to chemical means and the benefits can be numerous: reduced labor, automatic control, reduced liability, and no more piles of snow! As a result, many building owners choose to install energy-intensive snowmelt systems which can often be expensive, labor-intensive and not always reliable.

But what if there was a way to implement a system that worked more efficiently and more cost-effectively? Learn more!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kalamazoo Gazette Redevelopment Plans Are Underway With Phoenix Properties

We are excited to announce that our team has been working with Phoenix Properties on plans to redevelop the former Kalamazoo Gazette building! You can read the full press release on Downtown Kalamazoo's (DKI) website or check out the article that was recently posted. Or, hear Greg Taylor, principal at Phoenix Properties, describe initial ideas and thoughts about the historic building:

So far, TowerPinkster has been involved in evaluating the space to help determine the feasibility of various uses. Here is a look at the building as it stands today, in addition to an aerial view of the site, existing floor plans and historic photos: