Items Tagged with 'Grand River'

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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

River Corridor panel engages public voices

Many see vast potential for Grand River in downtown.

June 13, 2014
What one word would you use to describe the current state of the Grand River? Read More

Climate change pushes businesses to take action

March 14, 2014
Though it was referred to as a 100-year flood, last year’s overflow of the Grand River might be the start of something much more commonplace. Read More

Engineering firm replaces a bridge over troubled water

Project headed by Williams & Works encountered the snuffbox mussel.

December 6, 2013
The project wasn’t exactly like what Grand Rapids Whitewater wants to do in downtown Grand Rapids, but the work that Williams & Works — a local civil engineering, planning and surveying firm — recently completed in Ionia had two similarities. Read More

Grand River restoration flows to preliminary plan

November 22, 2013
It might be time to add a kayak to your holiday wish list. Read More