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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

Downtown board backs nonprofit’s renovation work

Two grants are awarded to agency that has been in the district for 91 years.

October 11, 2013
Local developer and construction consultant Mike De Vries laid the groundwork last week that helped the Downtown Development Authority make a decision that turned out to be vital for one of the city’s key nonprofit agencies. Read More

DDA going completely underground

Board and Parking Services will take a close look at below-ground parking.

October 11, 2013
A company that has built 11 underground parking ramps nationwide will determine how feasible below-ground parking will be for potential development sites south of downtown’s Van Andel Arena. Read More

Downtown Plan moves forward

Board agrees on makeup of advisory group that will help select a consultant.

October 11, 2013
The proposals are in, and members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority agreed last week on the composition of a volunteer committee that will recommend a consultant to conduct the board’s latest research piece: its Downtown Plan. Read More

DGRI set to make its official debut

New downtown organization will hold its first meeting.

September 20, 2013
The new Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. meets for the first time this week. Read More

DDA funds Monroe Center snowmelt system, park

Board approves funding for second phase of Monument Park renovation.

September 13, 2013
The Downtown Development Authority allocated most of its time — and money — last week to projects on Monroe Center, downtown’s Main Street. Read More