Items Tagged with 'GR Forward'

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Bad doesn’t even begin to describe parking plan

December 15, 2017
Grand Rapids city commissioners again gave limited discussion to this business community’s No. 1 issue with the city: downtown parking. Read More

City nixes surface lot ban

GR Chamber official: Parking should not be an obstacle.

March 31, 2017
Grand Rapids’ new zoning code eliminates implementing a recommendation that would ban the construction of new surface parking lots downtown, as indicated in the GR Forward plan. Read More

Grand Action considers stadium, hotel and DeVos Place expansion

December 5, 2016
A professional soccer franchise, a new downtown hotel and a convention center expansion are among a list of proposed projects that could be undertaken in Grand Rapids over the next several years. Read More

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Other changes would focus on affordable housing and minority, women businesses.

October 21, 2016
The “downtown” boundaries could receive an update before the end of the year. Read More

DDA’s $8.6M budget fuels GR Forward

It includes plans for 103 capital projects, 92 of which were outlined in the master plan amendment.

May 20, 2016
The Grand Rapids City Commission will consider an $8.6 million 2017 budget recommendation from the Downtown Development Authority June 7. Read More

City to income and property taxpayers: ‘Take the bus’

February 19, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports show a steadily increasing number of downtown developments now coming to fruition — and every one of them devours yet another parking area with no replacement plan. Read More

Street Talk: Downtown parking is a balancing act

Tech trends.

February 19, 2016
Downtown development carries a cost, and it’s not just in dollars. Read More

Grand Rapids ahead of the game for transit

City already offers scalable model of BRT that just debuted in Chicago.

January 8, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As 2016 gets underway, there are several projects to watch in Grand Rapids that could influence national transportation infrastructure ideals. Read More

City adopts GR Forward amendment

The plan emphasizes the city’s relationship with the Grand River.

December 18, 2015
After nearly two years of preparation and public review, city commissioners last week adopted the GR Forward plan as an amendment to the city’s master plan last updated in 2002. Read More

Street Talk: The network factor

Hairy situation.

December 4, 2015
Next week, during the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting, the strategic GR Forward plan will be considered for formal approval. Read More