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City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion

July 3, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are considering a wide-ranging distortion and redistribution of parking areas and rates along with behavior modification methods in a comparatively short range of time, and are further advised by an outside consultant that part of the solution is city-run alternative modes of transportation and an entire new division of parking services. Read More

Parking ideas supported by new mobility focus

Topping the list is formation of a new Mobile GR agency.

June 19, 2015
In order for Parking Services to meet the needs of downtown Grand Rapids parkers, the organization needs to undergo a name change and broaden its focus beyond cars. Read More

Downtown parking spaces will come with higher price tag

June 19, 2015
Despite some lots filling up downtown, enough overall parking remains available to meet the current demand. How long that will be the case isn’t easy to predict. Read More

West-side beer garden aims to protect green space

Owner plans to incorporate nature into an urban setting.

June 12, 2015
Having lived in Chicago, Rick Muschiana understands the importance of retaining some semblance of nature in a concrete jungle. Read More

New rules of the road

Growing Grand Rapids biking culture could strengthen the local economy.

June 12, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Anyone who’s been living or working near downtown Grand Rapids for the last five years has noticed a cultural shift in modes of transportation. Read More

The Ten Commandments: a good guide to business

May 22, 2015
It would be hard to deny that Judeo-Christian teachings are the basic foundation of the culture of this country. Read More

GR and Kent County in new statewide collaboration

Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”

May 22, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More

Cider maker has room to grow

May 15, 2015
Paul Vander Heide sees a big, bright future for Vander Mill Cider. Read More

South Bend firm acquires 20 parcels

May 15, 2015
A 20-asset real estate portfolio in the Grand Rapids area, which includes four retail shopping centers and covers a total of about 270,000 square feet of land, now has a new owner. Read More

City’s budget process to reduce losses remains on track

May 15, 2015
One point about the fiscal year 2016 preliminary budget businesses and residents will probably be happy to hear is there will be no significant changes to service fees. Read More