Items Tagged with 'Downtown Development Authority'

ARTICLES

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

GRBJ 30th Year: Convention business checks in as major economic player

September 13, 2013
The local convention business has dramatically changed for the better since the Convention and Arena Authority came into existence in April 2000 and DeVos Place was opened in January 2004. Read More

State planning group to honor the DDA for Arena South plan

Organization’s visioning process is cited for its public involvement.

September 6, 2013
The Arena South Visioning Plan, which defined the architectural and urban design standards that will be used for future developments downtown, has brought planning honors to the Downtown Development Authority. Read More

DDA wants safety ‘ambassadors’

Kentucky firm wants $333K a year

August 23, 2013
Although portions of downtown Grand Rapids have been perceived as somewhat unsafe for decades, one individual who has been heavily involved with the district for the past year feels that perception is changing. Read More