Items Tagged with 'Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.'


‘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

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

GR Forward plan moves forward

Public comment phase also will include approximately 10 neighborhood presentations.

August 14, 2015
The GR Forward draft plan is advancing, following a vote by the Grand Rapids City Commission last week. Read More

DDA proposes $9.7M budget

May 15, 2015
As part of the $9.7 million Downtown Development Authority budget proposed last week, Grand Rapidians could see makeovers of at least four underpasses, the conversion of part of Ionia Avenue NW to a bike-friendly street, and more green spaces. Read More

Downtown Grand Rapids names Movies in the Park

May 1, 2015
Get your popcorn ready, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., also known as DGRI, has announced its Movies in the Park lineup. Read More

Downtown civic agency creates summer 'experience' programs

April 30, 2015
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., also known as DGRI, will officially launch four new “summer experience programs” on Friday. 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

Downtown civic agency names chief outcomes officer

February 19, 2015
A former employee of Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration has taken a new leadership position at Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. 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