Items Tagged with 'Downtown Development Authority'

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Downtown Market says it’s on ‘solid footing’

Despite twice requesting extensions on $3-million loan from state, market’s CEO and president claims it is ‘financially sustainable.’

February 17, 2017
Despite having twice requested extensions on its $3-million loan with the state of Michigan, Mimi Fritz of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market said the Grand Action and Downtown Development Authority-backed venture is financially sustainable and doing well. Read More

DDA approves TIF reimbursement for project

CWD Real Estate Investment plans for $42-million restoration of downtown buildings.

February 10, 2017
A project that will restore a pair of historic buildings and bring an international hotel chain downtown was approved for TIF reimbursement by the Downtown Development Authority. Read More

County opts in to DDA tax capture districts

DDA executive director expects gain share rebates to equal more than $10 million over a 30-year term.

February 3, 2017
Kent County has opted in to the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority tax capture districts. Read More

County could opt in to DDA tax capture districts

Development agency offers Kent County a 10 percent gain-sharing opportunity.

January 20, 2017
For the first time in more than 20 years, Kent County might not opt out of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority tax capture districts. Read More

Street Talk: DDA covets all the neighbors

Safety by many means.

November 11, 2016
Downtown Development Authority board is once again pushing the boundaries. Read More

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Other changes would focus on affordable housing and minority, women businesses.

October 21, 2016
The “downtown” boundaries could receive an update before the end of the year. Read More

Downtown street gets $2M upgrade

October 20, 2016
Work on a downtown street considered an entryway to the city is finished. Read More

$8.6M DDA budget backs GR Forward

Funds approved for two downtown building renovations.

July 15, 2016
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority officially has its budget for the next fiscal year, and a pair of downtown building renovations will receive DDA support. Read More

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