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Street Talk: A parking exodus

Funny story.

March 10, 2017
About 300 monthly parking spots are set to clear up by the end of the year. Read More

Bike share not an answer to parking problem

March 3, 2017
Grand Rapids city commissioners narrowly approved an expenditure of $100,000 to study a bike-share program, for which the city would pay up to $2 million to initiate, providing approximately 20-35 bike stations for sharing. Read More

Letter: Lack of parking limits retail space

March 3, 2017
It is true that each parking space in front of a retail store is worth about $600,000 in retail sales. Read More

Street Talk: Parking suggestions welcome

The soft side.

February 17, 2017
With all the hubbub surrounding parking this past week, maybe it’s time for Grand Rapids to tear a page from Seattle’s book. Read More

Real estate firm releases downtown parking report

February 16, 2017
A local commercial real estate firm has released a report on parking in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

City can’t fix the parking problem it created

February 10, 2017
Grand Rapids Business Journal has been reporting on and opining about the eventuality of an employer parking crisis downtown since 2012. Read More

City bumps parking fees amid demand

Downtown workers encouraged to park farther away, use public transit.

September 9, 2016
Downtown parking became more expensive by an average of $8 per space Sept. 1, when the city of Grand Rapids implemented rate changes throughout its parking system that it says are necessary to keep up with supply and demand. Read More

Parking shift begins in Arena South district

Theater development eventually will create more parking, but the short-term might be dicey.

April 22, 2016
Businesses in downtown’s Arena South district already are being asked to relocate parking as a result of the newly announced Loeks Studio C! movie theater and 616 development project. Read More

The parking issue: follow the money

April 15, 2016
Downtown Grand Rapids is officially in the throes of a parking emergency, one that has come with warnings and statistical evidence for more than four years, even as taxpayer-funded parking areas were sold off to developers. Read More

Parking commission considers new downtown strategy

April 12, 2016
The Grand Rapids Parking Commission may finally be taking business owners’ concerns about a lack of parking downtown seriously. Read More