The Arcadia Buildings
- Kalamazoo MI
5,812 SF Retail/Restaurant/Office
4,874 SF Office
10,394 SF Office
12,006 SF Office
The Arcadia Buildings are two gems located in vibrant downtown Kalamazoo. The south building was built in 1872 and housed Lawrence & Chapin Iron Works, then Vermeulan’s Furniture Company. The north building was built in 1992 by First of America Bank, now PNC Bank. When constructed, the west addition to 225 N Rose and the north building at 245 N Rose both reflected the architecture of the original structure with a brick facade, expansive windows, and classic proportions.
Connected by a pass way, these two buildings are split by the Arcadia Creek, the focus of the 1989 Arcadia Creek Redevelopment Project which opened the creek as a water feature. The project included the downtown campus of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, the expanded Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and a new parking structure.
The front 5,812 SF space offers soaring tin ceilings and dramatic window frontage facing Rose Street. It will make an excellent retail or entertainment venue. It can be split, and the north side of the building could offer outdoor seating.
The 4,874 SF space has been stripped to the original wood structure and brick walls. When finished, it will provide office space with a loft feel that overlooks the private courtyard and the Arcadia Creek.
The 10,394 rear addition to 225 N Rose matches the rest of the building in ceiling height and could be crafted into an open-concept office space. The eastern wall of windows looks out over the private courtyard and the northern windows view Arcadia Creek.
The north building offers a 12,006 SF first-floor professional office space. Large offices line open work spaces, and have windows facing in all four directions. The space can be split, with the north suite offering a large corporate board room and the south suite providing views of the creek and courtyard.