Items Tagged with 'Downtown Development Authority'

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Sparta attracts more development

Virginia-based security engineering and consulting firm plans to invest $621,000 to grow presence in region.

June 8, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Grand Rapids continues to grow, its outlying towns have been benefitting, as well. Read More

City backs DDA budget

Budget consists of new projects from GR Forward, as well as carry-forward projects spanning multiple fiscal years.

May 25, 2018
The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the Downtown Development Authority’s budget plan for fiscal year 2019. Read More

Parking solutions should take precedent

May 25, 2018
The month of May has brought a series of approvals for the Downtown Development Authority’s $10-million budget attending the GR Forward initiatives, including $2.63 million for a “mobility strategy” related to “bike-friendly” parking solutions, street and boulevard “improvements,” extended DASH service and “education outreach” for “options in and out of downtown.” Read More

Street Talk: Tower, hotel on track

Rhyme time.

January 26, 2018
The Warner Building and neighboring Hyatt Place hotel projects gradually are taking shape. Read More

Downtown Development Authority approves project funding

October 11, 2017
The Downtown Development Authority approved plans Wednesday morning for making downtown safer and more inviting. Read More

Downtown theater complex plans change

August 8, 2017
The developer of a proposed $140-million mixed-use downtown movie theater project is presenting its updated plans to the Downtown Development Authority tomorrow morning. Read More

DDA approves spending for Lyons Edge project

Agency to pay $370,000 for improvements that include replacing the existing stepped amphitheater with more green space.

June 16, 2017
A $4-million improvement project to Lyons Edge continues to inch along. Read More

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