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City eyes $586M spending plan

Budget includes funding for parks, streets, racial equity and river restoration

April 27, 2018
The Grand Rapids City Commission will discuss a proposed fiscal spending plan before it is implemented in July. Read More

Street Talk: Manufacturing makes a comeback

Search and rescue.

December 29, 2017
The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound as a result of pent-up demand for goods and, perhaps, the effect of the Trump administration’s “pro-America” rhetoric. Read More

Grand Rapids plans to increase water and sewer rates

November 23, 2017
The city has released a preliminary study recommending increases to water and sewer rates, beginning in January. Read More

Affordable housing plan moves forward

City commission presents proposals to amend zoning, add incentives to create ‘housing choice.’

November 17, 2017
The Grand Rapids City Commission unveiled its plan to address the city’s affordable housing crunch by spurring private development. Read More

Goals to measure effectiveness key in solving affordable housing issue

November 17, 2017
Two very different meetings were held a day apart last week to give community discussion to the increasingly obvious affordable housing issue in Grand Rapids. Read More

What does future hold for parking?

Mobile GR wants $8.57 million for parking capital projects, including construction of new surface lot near Downtown Market.

May 19, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Grand Rapids City Commission recently got a preview into what parking and mobility in the city will look like in the coming years. Read More

Zoning changes will allow taller West Side buildings

Reworked zoning code will allow structures taller than 10 stories, could produce more affordable housing.

March 31, 2017
A retooled zoning code will allow buildings taller than 10 stories on the West Side of Grand Rapids and potentially alleviate the city’s affordable housing shortage. Read More

Free the food trucks

September 29, 2016
The clock hits 11:45 a.m. and your stomach starts to rumble. You remember that, in your morning shuffle, you neglected to pack a lunch and your current craving is a meal on wheels. Thankfully, due to the PILOT Mobile Food Business Ordinance — a new two-year pilot program — your dream is now a reality. Read More

No more stalling: Bring out the food trucks; city approval of ordinance is long past due

July 22, 2016
Grand Rapids city commissioners will at long last take one more formal step toward embracing food trucks as an important part of the downtown and neighborhood business landscape with a public hearing July 26. Read More

Parking crunch continues

April 15, 2016
Parking rate increases and free bus rides are the crux of the city’s plan to balance out downtown parking in the coming year as the city grapples with a parking crunch. Read More