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Plainwell is a Redevelopment Ready Community

To be vibrant and competitive, Michigan communities must be ready for development. This involves planning for new investment and reinvestment, identifying assets and opportunities, and focusing limited resources. Certified Redevelopment Ready Communities® attract and retain businesses, offer superior customer service and have a streamlined development approval process making pertinent information available around-the-clock for anyone to view.
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Plainwell Living

Plainwell enjoys being called the Island City, with the Kalamazoo River cutting through town in several places. You'll enjoy leisure walks with beautiful views as you stroll through the city. Plainwell summers are full of fun with local music groups performing at the band shell, canoeing and kayaking nearby and well-known Dean's Ice Cream within walking distance. Plainwell features seven bridges and seven parks with unique offerings. The charming downtown offers an array of antiques, clothing shops and novelty shops. Check out the Plainwell Days festival held in June. View fireworks nearby at the Plainwell Airport in July. Plans are in progress to connect a non-motorized trail through Plainwell to Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. Don't miss out on this gem! You'll quickly see why Plainwell is ranked one of the Seven Wonders of Southwest Michigan.