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GR gets $56,800 rebate from Consumers

Energy-efficiency investments at the wastewater plant pay off.

October 31, 2014
An investment in monitoring equipment at the Grand Rapids wastewater treatment plant has reduced its electricity use and also gotten an incentive check for the city of Grand Rapids from Consumers Energy. Read More

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

Grand Rapids is going all out to increase use of bicycles in place of cars.

October 17, 2014
The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

West Michigan scores national sports competition

The State Games of America will come to Grand Rapids in 2017.

October 17, 2014
The Meijer State Games of Michigan received a shot in the arm last week. Read More

DDA supports $35M Waters Building project

The developer is also seeking brownfield financing through the city.

October 10, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved the recommendation of its Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administrative staff to provide $70,000 in two grants and up to $1.48 million in future tax increment receipts to support the planned $35 million total re-development of the historic Waters Building on Ottawa Avenue downtown. Read More

City's continued redevelopment starts at the grassroots level

September 19, 2014
The Greater Grand Rapids area is undergoing an almost unprecedented redevelopment, albeit one that is less visible than new buildings and renovations. Read More

Commercial real estate commits to design

September 19, 2014
We've all seen the news articles lately trumpeting the new retailers entering the Grand Rapids region and the improvement in office market occupancy rates. Hidden inside this new optimism is the extraordinary investment that landlords are making in their products — not just the investment into the buildings, but, rather, a methodical and thoughtful process on how design affects not only the buildings, but the environments and communities where they stand. Why? Because design matters. Read More

City’s solar-generating proposal moving forward

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.

September 12, 2014
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More

Study finds link between neglected foreclosed homes and race

September 12, 2014
Most people in Grand Rapids would probably tell you that race shouldn’t matter when it comes to banks and property management companies taking care of foreclosed homes. Read More

Restaurant group expands Southern holdings

August 28, 2014
A local restaurant group has added another 20 eateries to its corporate menu. Read More

Brewers tap trees for fundraiser

August 28, 2014
The Brewers Grove Project is back for the second year. Read More