Items Tagged with 'Grand River'


Work to restore the Grand River surges ahead

City commissioners approve complicated permit submissions.

November 13, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids city officials approved an important next step in the process of restoring and revitalizing the Grand River during the Committee of the Whole meeting last week by authorizing the city engineer to sign and submit all permit applications for future improvement projects related to restoration, flood control and mitigation. Read More

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

Nonprofit vies for river restoration project

August 12, 2015
A national nonprofit is seeking the job of managing the Grand River restoration project through its implementation phase. Read More

$14M to meet city’s floodwall conditions

Improvements would have positive impact on insurance requirements.

July 3, 2015
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has released its draft report, Levee Analysis and Mapping Plan for the Grand River in the City of Grand Rapids, which provides the city with information on necessary improvements to meet the organization’s floodwall requirements. Read More

Study unveils a Grand (River) plan for downtown

Downtown and River Action Plan has six specific goals.

May 1, 2015
Grand Rapids has come a long way in a few decades, but there’s still work to be done. Read More

Both public and private river development use served by city action

March 27, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners approved what amounts to a giant step toward Grand River development for recreational use, even as some business owners in the development community and its supporting occupations regard the action as a public entity intrusion for prime property enhancements, providing an equally enhanced tax base. Read More

Grand Rapids plans $10M riverfront land purchase

March 25, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids is looking to spend $10 million to purchase four acres along the Grand River that sit as undeveloped space and parking lots. Read More

Kent planning qualifies for FEMA grant

The $708,653 will enable Plainfield Township to buy and remove flood-prone homes.

March 20, 2015
Kent County has had a hazard mitigation plan in effect for years, which is why it qualifies for a $708,653 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant to be used by Plainfield Township to acquire and remove 15 flood-prone houses along the Grand River. Read More

Economic development flows through river restoration

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Business Journal reporters and editors have listened to more than a few ideas, business plans or pleas to report a story so action might be prompted. Read More

Beer regatta flows into Grand River

August 12, 2014
Grand Rapids hosts the first national rowing event ever in Michigan that will mix with one of the city’s proudest industries beginning Thursday at Riverside Park. Read More