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Editor: A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a 10-year community plan and investment strategy to transform the Grand River into a distinct asset and support the next generation of growth in downtown Grand Rapids — which anchors one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Read More
City commissioners approve complicated permit submissions.
(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 Rapids City Commissioners will, in just a few weeks, determine whether to approve the GR Forward plan, a massive reconstruction of the downtown from the Leonard Street area of Monroe North to beyond the Downtown Market — a plan far more elaborate than the failed 1970’s pedestrian mall “revitalized” in the late 1990s at a cost of $6.4 million and reopened in 2000. Read More
An experience buying a new notebook computer caused me to wonder who makes the big decisions in big business. I went from anger to wonderment at the methods they will use to increase sales. Read More
Lansing-based technology and engineering firm Lectronix Inc. will lease for five years a 1,482-square-foot space at 2627 East Beltline Ave. NE that will serve as its engineering design center. Read More
Officials compromised on financing option to keep projects on schedule.
After deciding to postpone voting on a financing plan that leveraged a $2 million, five-year loan from the General Fund to address the FY2015 Parks Millage Fund deficit last month, city officials have agreed on an alternative option. Read More