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Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'
Property tax caps take the wind out of potential windfall.
While Grand Rapids property values are continuing to recover, the increases won’t produce a groundswell in property taxes for the city. Read More
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
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
“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
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
Organization identifies six goals, including creation of a true ‘downtown neighborhood.’
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
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