Items Tagged with 'Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.'

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Where do you draw the line?

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

June 24, 2016
(See map below and watch for this story Monday morning 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

Downtown Grand Rapids names Movies in the Park lineup

May 17, 2016
Break out the popcorn, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has announced its summer Movies in the Park lineup. Read More

$369M: Estimated economic impact of downtown movie theater project

April 13, 2016
A proposed downtown movie theater project's first phase could create a $369-million economic impact. Read More

Redesign of Calder Plaza picks up speed

Officials plan to keep it as an open gathering place in center of downtown.

February 19, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A conceptual design for reimagining one of Grand Rapids’ best-known downtown gathering spaces could be finalized this year. Read More

The Grand Strategy misses out on $200M

The plan to improve the Grand River watershed was not selected for HUD support.

January 29, 2016
A national program intended to provide funding for resilient housing and infrastructure projects to cities, counties and/or states that experienced major disasters between 2011 and 2013 has bypassed West Michigan. Read More

City adopts GR Forward amendment

The plan emphasizes the city’s relationship with the Grand River.

December 18, 2015
After nearly two years of preparation and public review, city commissioners last week adopted the GR Forward plan as an amendment to the city’s master plan last updated in 2002. Read More

DGRI eyes redevelopment of Lyon Square

Plan includes river trail, ornamental fountains and pools.

December 11, 2015
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority board has unanimously authorized Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to enter into an agreement with Bishop Land Design LLC to complete designs for redevelopment of Lyon Square. Read More

Small is big business downtown

Nearly 40 new entities are open, in development or on the drawing board.

December 4, 2015
If you are or want to be a small business owner in the downtown Grand Rapids area, or if you just care about the city in general, the following numbers will interest you. Read More

‘Disjointed’ downtown plan replaces realities with idealization

November 20, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal has since last year expressed concerns in regard to components of the GR Forward plan that would amend the Grand Rapids Master Plan if approved by the commission Dec. 15. Read More

City’s transformation of business district to residential has consequential ramifications

November 13, 2015
Grand Rapids City Commissioners will, in just a few weeks, determine whether to approve the GR Forward plan, a massive reconstruction of the downtown from the Leonard Street area of Monroe North to beyond the Downtown Market — a plan far more elaborate than the failed 1970’s pedestrian mall “revitalized” in the late 1990s at a cost of $6.4 million and reopened in 2000. Read More