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Are you struggling to find a home in the Kalamazoo area? Look no further than the Eastside Gateway. Designed by InForm Architecture and built by Rossman Homes, Eastside Gateway provides residents with an affordable and energy-efficient living option.
Located at East Michigan and Forseman, Eastside Gateway has the benefit of being situated among a natural wooded area. Homes will have a shared area, referred to as a “Pocket Place”, that combines elements of art with environmental beauty.
As far as the housings themselves are concerned, residents will have full access to an array of amenities. At 1,000 square feet, each unit includes 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a full basement, a garage, and a patio. Additionally, Eastside Gateway homes allow for spacious living with open floor plans and large windows. Perhaps the most exciting feature that these homes have to offer are their energy-efficient capabilities.
Boasting Energy-Star certification, Eastside Gateway homes are fitted for energy-efficient appliances and solar-power connectivity. For Rossman Homes, energy efficiency has become the norm. Utilizing Dettson HVAC systems, Rossman Homes affords homes with Lo CFM, consistent temperatures, and other energy-efficient features.
“It’s exciting to be able to bring about this level of change,” said Kelly Clarke, Executive Director at the Kalamazoo County Land Bank. “In bringing affordable, state-of-the-art living to the Eastside of Kalamazoo, we are investing in our city’s future.”
Already a destination for young professionals, Kalamazoo will become even more appealing to first time homeowners thanks to the Eastside Gateway.
A short bike ride from their front door will bring residents to one of the most prominent cornerstones of the Kalamazoo community, Arcadia Ales. Venture a little further, and you will be met with downtown.
Those looking to celebrate with a night out on the town can check out the Entertainment District. Interested in the arts? Between The Civic and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo has something for everyone. If shopping is more your speed, take time to visit the stores and galleries that populate the Kalamazoo Mall.
Between its natural location, proximity to downtown, and energy-efficient appliances, Eastside Gateway is a great choice for those looking to call Kalamazoo their home.
These units come in at $127,000 per property. To put this in perspective, the market rate for condos of comparable size is between $156,825 and $200,000. Producing these modern, energy-efficient homes is a passion for Ross Menhart of Rossman Homes, as the company prides itself in “giving people homes that they could not afford.”
All of this is made possible by several Kalamazoo-based partners including the Kalamazoo County Landbank, InForm Architecture, OCBA, Home Builders Association of Western Michigan, MSHDA , LISC, City of Kalamazoo and several others.
If you, or someone you know is interested in calling Eastside Gateway home apply online today!
The Home Builders Association of Western Michigan built the home pictured above as their annual Fast Built service project.