Items Tagged with 'Downtown Development Authority'

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Where do you draw the line?

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

June 27, 2016
(See map below and as seen 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

DDA’s $8.6M budget fuels GR Forward

It includes plans for 103 capital projects, 92 of which were outlined in the master plan amendment.

May 20, 2016
The Grand Rapids City Commission will consider an $8.6 million 2017 budget recommendation from the Downtown Development Authority June 7. Read More

DDA contributes to $2M St. Cecilia Music Center project

Funds will be put toward barrier-free entrance and elevator lift.

February 12, 2016
An iconic music building has hit a high note after receiving support from a downtown development agency for its renovation initiative. Read More

Bank receives TIF assignment for project

January 25, 2016
The Downtown Development Authority board of directors recently approved an agreement with 20 Monroe Building Co. LP to assign the developer’s right to receive tax increment reimbursement associated with the Venue Project at 20 Monroe Ave. NW to the commercial lending partner. Read More

DDA grants funds for new eatery

Iron will use money to cover part of renovation at 25 Ottawa.

December 11, 2015
A planned dining destination in a downtown redevelopment project received a grant from the Downtown Development Authority to assist with some of the costs of renovation. 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

Grand Strategy gathers momentum in application process

October 16, 2015
The Grand Strategy was on the agenda for both the city of Grand Rapids Committee of the Whole and the Downtown Development Authority board meetings last week. Read More

GR Forward diversity plan prompts questions

Organization opts to ‘weave’ inclusion into plan rather than identifying it as a goal.

July 17, 2015
After an overview of the GR Forward draft plan was presented earlier this month to Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority board members, questions were raised as to whether the plan addresses diversity and inclusion goals in enough depth to turn downtown into a neighborhood where everyone feels welcome. Read More

‘Diversity’ is defined as a principle and is not an optional city planning tool

July 10, 2015
Grand Rapids is moving forward on a six-point plan that will impact every aspect of doing business for the foreseeable future. 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