Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids City Commission'


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

Cities eye land transfer as part of $15M project

April 1, 2016
Collaboration between two cities could result in a major industrial park. Read More

City adopts revised Great Housing Strategies

Officials supported the plan as a framework but voiced need for more work.

December 11, 2015
Based on feedback and recommendations submitted during the public comment period ending Nov. 20, the Grand Rapids City Commission approved the adoption of an expanded and revised Great Housing Strategies: Addressing Current and Future Housing Needs during the Dec. 8 Committee of the Whole meeting. Read More

Street Talk: The network factor

Hairy situation.

December 4, 2015
Next week, during the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting, the strategic GR Forward plan will be considered for formal approval. Read More

Consultant calls street planning disjointed

City needs to establish an integrated multimodal network with performance metrics.

November 20, 2015
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based international firm specializing in developing transportation systems, presented its early findings from a recently completed Gap Analysis of Grand Rapids Vital Streets to the Grand Rapids City Commission during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Read More

DID expansion concerns deserve further study

October 16, 2015
Grand Rapids City Commission held a second public hearing last week to expand the Downtown Improvement District, which was met with opposition from the very businesses targeted for assessments and inclusion. Read More

Businesses voice DID concerns

Some property owners oppose a potential dilution of resources and others the cost for inclusion.

October 16, 2015
The Grand Rapids City Commission held a public hearing regarding the necessity of a five-year special assessment for enhanced services in an expanded Downtown Improvement District during its regular meeting Oct. 13. Read More

City adopts $457M budget

Chamber voices concerns over staffing increases, road funding.

June 19, 2015
After addressing a handful of concerns, the Grand Rapids City Commission passed a $457.6 million budget for fiscal year 2016 that was first presented in April by City Manager Greg Sundstrom. Read More

Term-limited out in GR City Hall

The city charter change was opposed by both business and labor groups.

November 7, 2014
Key organizations representing both business and labor in Grand Rapids were disappointed by the passage of term limits on members of the Grand Rapids City Commission. Read More

More contracts awarded for major re-pave of Grand Rapids streets

Work will be completed by end of year or early next spring.

August 22, 2014
The Grand Rapids City Commission has awarded another series of contracts for the major repair of city streets since a majority of voters agreed to pay for it by approving an extension of a temporary income tax increase for the next 15 years. Read More