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Safehaus expands with West Michigan center

Warren-based operation works with children suffering emotional crises.

April 10, 2015
Safehaus Inc., which provides therapeutic intervention services for children, is establishing a new home in Grand Rapids. Read More

Property value recovery has minimal impact on city coffers

Property tax caps take the wind out of potential windfall.

April 3, 2015
While Grand Rapids property values are continuing to recover, the increases won’t produce a groundswell in property taxes for the city. 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

Federal and local money work to stop lead poisoning in city

March 20, 2015
For the city of Grand Rapids, “getting the lead out” is more than an idiom with a figurative meaning. It is, to use another idiom, an economic line in the sand. Read More

Future of landfill bright with RFP issue

Butterworth project would be city’s first large-scale foray into solar energy.

February 13, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids issued a request for proposals in January for the proposed large-scale solar array project planned for the old Butterworth landfill site. Read More

City has little time to ponder what is already done

January 30, 2015
“The $1 billion in investments has changed the Michigan Street corridor persona to the Medical Mile and changed the face of several neighborhoods, especially as continued investment currently in discussion jumps north of the I-196 Ford Freeway.” Read More

West Michigan retaining young, educated residents

Grand Rapids is most popular destination for people from other states.

LANSING — While many of Michigan’s counties are experiencing an exodus of the young and educated, the Greater Grand Rapids region is bucking the trend. Read More

Black-owned business numbers and mentors offer prescription for report

January 23, 2015
Grand Rapids’ second-to-last ranking by Forbes.com regarding economic conditions for African-Americans was a “shock wave” in the city, unless you happen to be African-American. Read More

River at center of GR Forward’s plans

Organization identifies six goals, including creation of a true ‘downtown neighborhood.’

January 23, 2015
Following extensive public outreach efforts to gather feedback from all sectors of the Grand Rapids community, GR Forward presented an initial draft vision and set of six goals recently during a standing-room-only public forum. Read More

Heartwell’s call for additional climate action by private sector sets new bar

January 17, 2015
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell outlined his priorities for the city in his annual — and last — address, once again challenging both the private and public sectors to accomplish new objectives related to environmental preservation issues. Read More