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