Welcome to the Historic Stuart Neighborhood. One of Kalamazoo's
first authentic neighborhoods, the area is notable for its physical
beauty, ideal location, and diverse population. Neighborhood residents
enjoy a low crime rate, a high quality of life, and an intimate
environment where neighbors take care of each other. Guided by the
Stuart Area Restoration Association (SARA), the neighborhood takes pride
in its historical significance and well-kept properties. The area
maintains its classic charm while existing within a modern society. We hope
that you enjoy this website and find it useful. Please contact SARA if
you have any questions about the Stuart Neighborhood.
Stuart residents meet every Thursday at 7pm, weather permitting, to take care of the community gardens in our neighborhood. Look for the group of volunteers at the gardens along Kalamazoo Avenue or along West Main.
Please bring a trowel and gardening or work gloves if you have them. Gardening experience is not necessary.
Historic Walk in Stuart June 27
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks is coming to Stuart on June 27! The Stuart tour will be led by Lynn Houghton, Regional History Curator for WMU Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of Kalamazoo Lost & Found. Meet Lynn at the park at Elm and West Main, and enjoy a guided tour along Elm Street. Stuart residents and people from all over are invited to take part on this free tour, which will last for up to an hour and a half.
For more information about Gazelle Sports Historic Walks, in Stuart and other neighborhoods, see this page.
May 3 Great Unveiling
The 2014 Great Unveiling was a success! Photos from the event are on our Facebook page.
Our New Website
We're working on a new site, with lots of useful information. Watch for updates in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S CATHEDRAL & SCHOOL - DEVELOPMENT PLANS
A public meeting was held by the Stuart Area Restoration Association on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to review proposed plans by St. Augustine's Cathedral & School. For information purposes, the plans that were presented at that meeting and produced by Byce & Associates are available for download below.
On July 23, 2013, photographs were taken of the exterior and interior of the buildings located at 527 Eleanor and 531 Eleanor Street as well as the surround properties and site. Photographs may be viewable at the link below.