Items Tagged with 'parking'

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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

City to income and property taxpayers: ‘Take the bus’

February 19, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports show a steadily increasing number of downtown developments now coming to fruition — and every one of them devours yet another parking area with no replacement plan. Read More

Street Talk: Downtown parking is a balancing act

Tech trends.

February 19, 2016
Downtown development carries a cost, and it’s not just in dollars. Read More

Street Talk: Reaching critical mass

Heart-stopping shopping.

November 27, 2015
Downtown parking is certainly on the minds of many people in Grand Rapids, and everyone wants to talk about it. Read More

Letter: Focus on parking needs relative to businesses

July 10, 2015
Editor: Wow … your editorial (“City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion,” July 6) is even more “right on” than perhaps you know. Read More

City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion

July 3, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are considering a wide-ranging distortion and redistribution of parking areas and rates along with behavior modification methods in a comparatively short range of time, and are further advised by an outside consultant that part of the solution is city-run alternative modes of transportation and an entire new division of parking services. Read More

Parking ideas supported by new mobility focus

Topping the list is formation of a new Mobile GR agency.

June 19, 2015
In order for Parking Services to meet the needs of downtown Grand Rapids parkers, the organization needs to undergo a name change and broaden its focus beyond cars. Read More