The Mill at Vicksburg continues to push forward on its journey to renewing the historic building! The progress of this project has been noted by Mark Robinson, principal and co-owner of Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio, in the MiSITES quarterly publication
Environmental researchers discovered a colony of snuffbox mussels in a section of the Portage Creek which runs along the Mill property. Native to eastern North America, this freshwater mussel is listed as endangered in both the United States and Canada.
Since our last construction update in May 2020, our construction teams at Frederick Construction and RAM Construction have made significant progress. And now, the future of The Mill is really beginning to take shape.
VICKSBURG, MI — When a population of snuffbox mussels, listed on the U.S. endangered species list, was found in a creek next to a $80 million development in progress, people took note.
Scientists surveying Portage Creek in Vicksburg discovered hundreds of Snuffbox Mussels, which are on the North American endangered species list.
Construction crews found a rare and endangered species of mussel in Portage Creek during restoration work at the former paper mill property in Vicksburg.
The Mill at Vicksburg hopes to remediate and restore the adjacent Portage Creek that runs behind The Mill. During the surveying process, ECT and ASTI Environmental found two rare mussel breeds, snuffbox mussels and round pigtoe mussels, in the creek.
Prairie Ronde is introducing a new hybridized version of live-streamed content with artists and musicians in the coming weeks on social media! Stay tuned for this exciting new series.
Exciting interior and exterior construction progress was made at The Mill in early 2020!
Dr. Noreen Heikes, Vicksburg teacher, veterinarian and ally to The Mill at Vicksburg, was featured in Encore Magazine's April 2020 edition about a trip she and some of her students took to South Africa to learn both veterinary and life skills hands-on.
The Mill at Vicksburg operations director Jackie Koney presented at Brownfields 2019 national training conference in Los Angeles on Dec. 12.
An $80 million project to transform a long-vacant Southwest Michigan paper mill in the small town of Vicksburg is under construction after developers obtained a large tax incentive from the state.
Kalamazoo County native and entrepreneur Chris Moore made his fortune in Seattle after founding Concord Technologies, a firm that pioneered the “internet fax” concept.
Renovations were underway on what is being called a “legacy” project in West Michigan.
Encore Magazine interviewed the Paper City Development, LLC team (Jackie Koney, Chris Moore and John Kern) to feature the redevelopment and revitalization of The Mill at Vicksburg, from the project’s beginnings to construction and future plans.
Inside the offices of Paper City Development in downtown Vicksburg, Chris Moore’s enthusiasm about the mill, his hometown and its history are palpable.
Michiganders are known for their fierce pride in what makes their state unique, often using their hand as a frame of reference to share where they grew up, where they went to school or their favorite vacation destination…
An ambitious $80 million project to transform a long-vacant Southwest Michigan paper mill moved a step closer to reality after securing a lucrative state incentive.
Paper City Development LLC is investing $80 million into the rehabilitation of an abandoned historic paper mill in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo, that would generate 221 jobs.
The State of Michigan has agreed to invest $30 million into transforming The Mill at Vicksburg, a project expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in private investment to the Village of Vicksburg.
The State of Michigan has approved a $30 million dollar tax incentive in an $80 million project to convert an abandoned paper mill in Vicksburg into a new hotel.
An abandoned historic paper mill in Vicksburg is expected see some major changes. Village leaders said they expect a recently announced redevelopment project to create hundred of jobs.
The Michigan Strategic Fund board has approved $30 million in incentives for The Mill at Vicksburg redevelopment project.
A West Michigan native is transforming an abandoned paper mill in the region into an $80 million mixed-use development featuring a brewery, museum and hotel, as well as retail, event spaces and apartments.
An abandoned historic paper mill in the village of Vicksburg will be transformed into a mixed-use development with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
Standing tall on a stage in Seattle among a field of over-achievers in mid-June were a couple of hometown guys, Rajeev (Raj) Singh and Chris Moore. Each had migrated from Vicksburg to Seattle as young upstarts in the field of technology in the 1990s.
Congratulations to Chris Moore, our visionary founder of The Mill at Vicksburg, was recognized June 14 as one of eight recipients of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Pacific Northwest region!
There are big plans in store for the long-vacant Vicksburg paper mill, as developers will soon turn the space into a mixed-use development. In the meantime, it has been the site of full-scale training exercises for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
A proposed large-scale redevelopment in Southwest Michigan is angling to be the second project in the state to use a new funding tool.
Developers hope their big project in a small village will be the second to receive state tax breaks under a relatively new transformational brownfield incentive.
The long struggle to turn the old Vicksburg Paper Mill from what one developer described as an eyesore, into a vital commercial and entertainment destination continues.
The Transformational Brownfield Plan associated with the proposed Paper City development at 300 W. Highway Street at The Mill was approved by the Vicksburg Village Council at its first meeting in January.
The Vicksburg Village council unanimously approved the redevelopment of the old paper mill on Monday.
The village of Vicksburg council members are poised to vote Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, on the $50 million project. It’s the last step for approval before starting construction.
The Vicksburg Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the Vicksburg Village Council approve a proposal for development at the old Lee Paper Mill.
Some important dates are on tap this month for the proposed renovation of the former Simpson Paper Co.
Many local media outlets have reported on our new Prairie Ronde Artist Residency – read their stories!
When Austin Roberson sat down at the computer and fired up Minecraft, he was not at home playing video games during summer vacation. Roberson was in a classroom on a Thursday afternoon at Vicksburg High School.
Vicksburg Mill Getting New Life as Mixed-Use Facility
Blighted Brownfield in Vicksburg Awarded Michigan DEQ Grant for Redevelopment
The county Board of Commissioners authorized its Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to apply for a $1.25 million DEQ loan and $100,000 grant to mitigate contamination of a former Vicksburg paper mill.
In September, environmental consultant, Lisa Phillips, and project manager, Jackie Koney, prepare to present the Vicksburg Village Council with an update on the redevelopment of the Mill property.
Moyle, who spent 23 years at the Vicksburg landmark in a number of capacities, from union steward to management, attended a meeting...
Chris Moore, Gene Burns, Steve Sielatycki and Jackie Koney in a meeting on the fifth floor of the mill in the summer of 2015.