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Village of Paw Paw

The Village of Paw Paw is a full service community in the heart of Michigan's Wine country.  As the County seat we are also home to Michigan's oldest and most awarded winery, St. Julian Winery. Paw Paw meets the new economy needs by providing broadband fiber optic service to each property. Wireless service is also available. Located on the route connecting Detroit and Chicago, I-94, Paw Paw is only minutes away from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids. More than 114,300 households within 30 minutes of Paw Paw power a large consumer demand. Terrific schools and unique ‘third-places’ make Paw Paw a great place. In the center of town is beautiful Maple Lake. A lakefront amphitheater hosts many concerts and events. Local merchants anchor a quaint downtown shopping district. Paw Paw has a dynamic Downtown Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce. There are several great annual events in Paw Paw, but the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival is the premier 3-day event for the whole family. Paw Paw’s an idyllic setting for millennials, those raising a family, or those relaxing through retirement.

Berkshire Paw Paw Development (former Shopping Center site) - For a more detailed look at the developers and the proposed development please click on the Berkshire Paw Paw link in the menu column on the left hand side of the page or immediately below this paragraph.  Berkshire Paw Paw is a proposed $9 million +/- mixed use development with 60 residential units and 6,000 square feet of commercial space fronting Michigan Avenue.  The developers are seeking housing tax credits as part of the financing for the development.  These tax credits are very competitive. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) awards tax credits following a comprehensive scoring procedure.  Berkshire Paw Paw may known by March/April 2014 whether or not their proposal scored well enough to be funded.  If funded, it is possible the former shopping center demolition would begin in late 2014.

Berkshire Paw Paw (former Shopping Center Site) Development  

Berkshire Paw Paw (former Shopping Center Site) Development - See more at: http://www.vbco.org/pawpawvillage.asp#sthash.5Yx6gxnQ.dpuf

Please click on the Village of Paw Paw website for more detailed such as Forms and Applications and other General Information.

Village of Paw Paw Website

The Uncork Paw Paw website will take you to a portal with the Calendar of Events, the Chamber of Commerce, and The Paw Paw Downtown Development Authority.

Uncork Paw Paw

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Sunrise over South Basin of Maple Lake
Sunrise over South Basin of Maple Lake
June Sunrise at Lake Front Park
June Sunrise at Lake Front Park
Lake Front Park on a June morning
Lake Front Park on a June morning
Welcome to Paw Paw
Welcome to Paw Paw
Site of free summer concerts
Site of free summer concerts
1901 Van Buren County Courthouse Clock Tower
1901 Van Buren County Courthouse Clock Tower
Beautiful Downtown Paw Paw
Beautiful Downtown Paw Paw
Snowfall on Centennial Bridge
Snowfall on Centennial Bridge
Thousands come to the July car show
Thousands come to the July car show
Friendly ~ Familiar ~ Nearby
Friendly ~ Familiar ~ Nearby
Downtown Paw Paw in Bloom
Downtown Paw Paw in Bloom
Wine & Harvest Festival Craft Show
Wine & Harvest Festival Craft Show
W & H Festival Beer Tent, fun & popular
W & H Festival Beer Tent, fun & popular
Stomping grapes at W & H Festival
Stomping grapes at W & H Festival
Winter scene @ the Amphitheatre
Winter scene @ the Amphitheatre
Snowfall with Village Hall in Background
Snowfall with Village Hall in Background
Friendly merchants understand customer service
Friendly merchants understand customer service
Panoramic vista photo of Maple Lake & Maple Island
Panoramic vista photo of Maple Lake & Maple Island
Michigan's Oldest, Largest  & Most Awarded Winery; St. Julian Winery
Michigan's Oldest, Largest & Most Awarded Winery; St. Julian Winery
Warner Vineyards tasting room
Warner Vineyards tasting room