Items Tagged with 'Downtown Development Authority'


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

Outdated street work stalls DDA

Plan approved four years ago doesn’t meet today’s intentions.

February 13, 2015
The redevelopment of State Street in downtown Grand Rapids is a microcosm of how far the city has come in just a few years. Read More

DDA supports $35M Waters Building project

The developer is also seeking brownfield financing through the city.

October 10, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved the recommendation of its Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administrative staff to provide $70,000 in two grants and up to $1.48 million in future tax increment receipts to support the planned $35 million total re-development of the historic Waters Building on Ottawa Avenue downtown. Read More

Residential real estate projects on the move in Grand Rapids

June 13, 2014
It’s going to be a busy summer for Grand Rapids’ residential construction workers and developers. Read More

DDA will submit ‘aggressive budget’

June 6, 2014
The Grand Rapids City Commission this week will get the proposed FY2015 budget for the Downtown Development Authority, which DDA board chair Brian Harris describes as “an aggressive budget. It’s going to take some work to get these things done.” Read More

Panel is forming downtown plan

Committee members represent a wide variety of interests.

February 14, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids is emerging as a regional destination for residents and tourists alike, and it is time for the city to adopt a new downtown plan to provide a clear vision for further development as the city continues to grow and evolve, according to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Read More

A great rebound year for development downtown

DDA’s banner award day in August reflected more than $100 million in investments.

December 20, 2013
More than a handful of key urban developers and the Downtown Development Authority stepped forward this year to make significant strides in the Central Business District. Read More