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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

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