Items Tagged with 'DDA'


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

DDA grants funds for affordable housing downtown

November 14, 2013
It wasn’t exactly “Dwelling Place Day” at a recent Downtown Development Authority meeting, but the prominent and highly regarded nonprofit housing developer had a good day, despite the lack of such a declaration. Read More

Orion Construction parks $28M Arena Place downtown

July 19, 2013
Orion Construction will make it official on Tuesday. Read More

Downtown's 'Blue Bridge' gets a 'better blue'

January 22, 2013
The color has been chosen and signature blue it is. Read More

Entertainment district could take on a retail identity

Analyst sees a current project adding businesses, sales and new characteristics.

December 15, 2012
The Ionia-Commerce corridor is at downtown Grand Rapids’ southern edge, stretching south from Fulton Street to just past Wealthy Street in much of the Heartside Business District. Read More

DDA doubles award to Gilda's Club

It also supports Arena District and ups funding for growing downtown business.

December 15, 2012
For the second time this year, members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority handed out some funny money, and this time it was a larger amount. And for the second time this year, those dollars went to Gilda’s Club for its annual celebration of laughter. Read More

What color should downtown's 'Blue Bridge' be painted?

December 7, 2012
Turns out downtown’s “Blue Bridge” has a formal name: the Indiana Railroad Bridge. Who knew? Not a lot of people, if one judges by the Facebook comments that followed the Downtown Development Authority’s call for color suggestions on re-painting the bridge. Read More