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State agency joins forces with city’s religious and political communities.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority launched a new partnership with the faith community in Grand Rapids last week to prevent home foreclosures. Read More
The new version is expected to bring county land bank into the picture.
The city of Grand Rapids is rewriting its policy of how to handle tax-foreclosed properties, which are usually residences. Read More
Property owners will decide fate of business improvement district.
Voting begins this week to determine whether property owners on the southeast side of Grand Rapids want to establish the Uptown Business Improvement District, pay a special property assessment and enact the district’s marketing and development plan. Read More
Organizers of weekend urban intervention draw a large crowd.
A grassroots development idea turned into a two-day showcase on State Street on a recent weekend, and the result from the Build a Better Block campaign is that the street is now open for business. Read More
Frank Stanek has worked for Owen-Ames-Kimball since he graduated college, and now he’s the president.
Frank Stanek seems like a low-key, humble guy, and a dedicated family man who likely would make a good neighbor. Read More
May 22, 2013
Koetje Builders, Gary Byker and Jannel Joppie, Muston Construction, Advanced Homes, Cutting Edge Builders and Sable Homes — along with a host of other designers and builders — are anxious to display their latest creations in the Spring Parade of Homes, which starts Friday. Read More
May 20, 2013
Harris Lofts has begun renovation work on the Harris Building, a 110-year-old downtown structure in the Heartside Business District. Read More
Figure may indicate commercial construction and local economy have rebounded.
May 17, 2013
The monetary value of the building permits that were applied for and granted just in Grand Rapids, and only in April, totaled a nearly unbelievable $77 million — a figure that breaks out to a daily average of $3.5 million for each of the month’s 22 business days. Read More