The City of Parchment traces its beginnings to the founding of the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company in 1909. The Company was started by Jacob Kindleberger in an old sugar beet factory on the bank of the Kalamazoo River a few miles north of Kalamazoo. The company made parchment paper and hence the City’s name of Parchment.
The City of Parchment is a riverfront community bordering the Kalamazoo River for approximately 1.4 miles. The river is a valuable asset providing recreational opportunities, natural beauty and wildlife habitat. Considering this, the City of Parchment is active in working to preserve and protect the Kalamazoo River.
Parkview Apartments are beautifully maintained 2 bed, 1 bath apartments that face Riverview drive, setback in a quiet and safe neighborhood in Parchment. Conveniently located near schools and shops in Parchment, only 5 minutes from downtown Kalamazoo,and 15 minutes from Western Michigan University and K College. Each apartment has a balcony or walkout and includes a carport. Professionally managed with 24/7 mainteance.