Items Tagged with 'DDA'


Downtown Development Authority backs LaughFest

January 18, 2016
Funding from the Downtown Development Authority will be used to enhance diversity and expand outdoor programming at this year’s LaughFest. Read More

DGRI plan reshapes downtown

GR Forward now includes preamble and strategies that measure diversity improvements.

November 13, 2015
The GR Forward plan is moving ahead with full support from the Downtown Development Authority and Monroe North Tax Increment Financing Authority. Read More

Downtown Development Authority approves draft GR Forward plan

July 8, 2015
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has voted to accept the draft GR Forward plan and its six major goals, recommending the city initiate a required 42-day public review and comment period before the plan can be adopted. Read More

Downtown Development Authority changes grant process for events

April 14, 2015
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority is making changes to how it evaluates events after a request from one of its alliances to standardize its grant program for events. Read More

Developer receives up to $210K for downtown streetscape work

April 13, 2015
A developer has been awarded up to $210,000 in funds for streetscape improvements as part of its roughly $5-million renovation of a building in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Downtown building sees $3.5M renovation

April 9, 2015
A building in downtown Grand Rapids is about to get a makeover. Read More

Downtown movie theater project receives extension

March 16, 2015
Jackson Entertainment, an offshoot of the Celebration! Cinema group, is still working to make its proposed downtown movie theater project a reality. Read More

Nonprofit redevelops downtown bar building

February 13, 2015
A social services nonprofit that helps its underserved neighbors is beginning the process of transforming a former bar and grill downtown into its new home. Read More

Law firm joins $45M downtown development

January 8, 2014
A longstanding local law firm has lined up to be one of the anchor tenants at a $45-million development planned for downtown. Read More

Holidays light up Grand Rapids

November 14, 2013
The mayor’s spirit clearly picked up when he was told a lot of lights would be part of downtown’s $45,000 holiday décor this year. Read More