Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids City Commission'

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Grand Rapids not rolling out the red carpet for Airbnb

Short-term rentals bump up against established hospitality industry.

July 25, 2014
While Airbnb may be enjoying a slightly better reception from the city of Grand Rapids than when it was first discussed, the $10 billion sharing economy business is still getting a bit of a cold shoulder. Read More

DDA will submit ‘aggressive budget’

June 6, 2014
The Grand Rapids City Commission this week will get the proposed FY2015 budget for the Downtown Development Authority, which DDA board chair Brian Harris describes as “an aggressive budget. It’s going to take some work to get these things done.” Read More

$8 million apartment complex proposed in northeast Grand Rapids

Clancy Lofts would be very close to the planned GVSU health services campus.

February 21, 2014
The Grand Rapids City Commission this week will consider a rezoning request in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood to allow a new apartment complex kitty-corner from Grand Valley State University’s planned 11-acre health campus expansion on the north side of the Ford Freeway near the Medical Mile. Read More

Manufacturing investment down, but jobs are up

Thierica and Firstronic look to increase their work forces the most.

January 3, 2014
Even though the monetary investment pledged by manufacturers this past year was quite a bit less than the previous year’s figure, the local companies that received industrial tax exemptions in 2013 from the Grand Rapids City Commission have promised to create more jobs than they did in 2012. Read More

Street funding to be on city’s agenda

Task force made recommendations, and board must decide on direction to take.

December 27, 2013
Where to find $22 million a year for the foreseeable future will be a taxing point of discussion when Grand Rapids city commissioners hold their inaugural meeting of the New Year next week. Read More

City commissioners wrap up brownfield work

December 20, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners approved the sixth and final brownfield plan of the year last week when they granted a request from 616 Development for a new mixed-use structure it proposes to build at 740 Michigan St. NE near Eastern Avenue. Read More

City to hear details of 616 Lofts on Michigan

Developer and community builder has two requests.

November 22, 2013
The latest project from 616 Development has a doubleheader scheduled at City Hall. Read More

Two developers receive zoning changes from city

Retail project and two apartment houses are given clearance to go forward.

October 25, 2013
Two notable development firms received zoning changes from the Grand Rapids City Commission and a longtime provider of affordable housing had its payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement revised last week. Read More

Eastown Flats residential plan is first of its kind

Commissioners will begin taking on zoning problem soon.

September 13, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners will enter new zoning territory next week when they begin considering whether to allow a new residential development in the Eastown Business District. Read More

City doesn’t follow through on transfers

July 26, 2013
It was the news of a recently filed lawsuit that caused the Grand Rapids City Commission to remove a resolution from its agenda last week. Read More