Items Tagged with 'downtown'


Where do you draw the line?

Definition of downtown Grand Rapids’ boundaries depends on whom you ask.

June 27, 2016
(See map below and as seen on WZZM TV 13) Downtown Grand Rapids has official boundaries defined by various government entities, but perceptions continue to change as the city evolves. Read More

Street Talk: Defining downtown

State of the arts.

June 17, 2016
As Meijer Inc. and Rockford Construction announced plans to bring a small Meijer grocery store concept to the West Side of Grand Rapids, a discussion erupted online. Read More

Street Talk: The downtown dilemma

Haiku for you.

April 1, 2016
Is Grand Rapids frothing its way toward a downtown development bubble? Read More

Emphasize downtown residential development

March 11, 2016
A core finding of Michigan Future's research has been that what made us prosperous in the past won't in the future. Read More

Downtown livin' is easy — and expensive

As average rents surge past $1,000, city and developers are turning to alternative solutions.

February 26, 2016
Bruce Thompson knows the way people think about the space they live in is changing. Read More

Top 5 reasons to relocate downtown

August 12, 2015
Business is booming in downtown Grand Rapids, and there is no better way to get in on the excitement of Central Business District growth and development than locating your business in the middle of all the action. Read More

New rules of the road

Growing Grand Rapids biking culture could strengthen the local economy.

June 12, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Anyone who’s been living or working near downtown Grand Rapids for the last five years has noticed a cultural shift in modes of transportation. Read More

Brookstone Capital unveils another downtown project

DDA awards developer a PILOT for mixed-income residential development.

July 12, 2013
A few weeks ago, Brookstone Capital began construction on a new $15 million, seven-story residential and retail project on a vacant downtown lot at 240 Ionia Ave. SE, across from Heartside Park. Read More

Brewery is an integral piece of The B.O.B. expansion

Two-phase project will deliver a restaurant, concert venue, biergarten and more.

February 8, 2013
After about a decade’s worth of planning, the first stage of the expansion of The Gilmore Collection’s The Big Old Building at 20 Monroe Ave. NW will get underway in a few months. And that stage will take only a few months to complete. Read More

Small district could nearly double its stores

Analyst sees East Fulton as having the ingredients to create a bigger retail pie.

December 22, 2012
The East Fulton business district is one of the city’s 20 neighborhood business districts, a distinction that separates it from the three other sectors Robert Gibbs, a nationally known retail consultant, felt was part of the larger downtown shopping core. Read More