Western Michigan University worked with Fishbeck and O’Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates to design an expansion of its Business Technology and Research Park onto a 55-acre parcel of land to the northwest of the existing BTR Park, known locally as the Colony Farm Orchard. The project garnered a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and construction commenced in the late summer of 2019. It is expected to be complete and ready for occupation beginning in July of 2020.
The BTR-2 development is a partnership between WMU, Oshtemo Township and the Kalamazoo County Road Commission. Learn more about the development and the design process here.