Items Tagged with 'Gibbs Planning Group'


Is it a hidden and unpolished jewel?

Small section of South Division needs changes to meet its huge potential.

December 8, 2012
When Gibbs Planning Group Principal Robert Gibbs inspected three blocks of South Division Avenue last summer, he saw this small portion of the Heartside Business District as being economically challenged and with too many commercial buildings that were either vacant or underutilized. Read More

Downtown: Make sure there is room for all

December 1, 2012
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority apparently needs to be encouraged to begin using the important information delivered by Gibbs Planning Group in a comprehensive study of the pros and cons of downtown retail. Read More

Consultant sees lots more retail for downtown

November 17, 2012
A nationally known retail consultant hired by the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority last March has concluded that four areas in and around downtown can support another 120 to 150 new shops and restaurants over another 566,460 square feet of commercial space. Read More