Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority'


DDA approves funds for Olds Manor project

Money will be used to fill an areaway and improve the building’s streetscape.

January 16, 2015
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved funding for the recently announced Olds Manor redevelopment project, also known as the Rowe Hotel building. Read More

LaughFest picks up $15K for free shows

February 14, 2014
LaughFest works hard to ensure that everyone is laughing during its 10-day annual comedy festival. Read More

Downtown developers move into fringe neighborhoods

Difficult church project in Heritage Hill is one example.

August 23, 2013
A flurry of downtown housing projects have streamed across the news the past few months, led by major apartment-complex developments from Brookstone Capital, Orion Construction, Rockford Construction and 616 Development. Read More

DDA has a record-breaking $5 million day

Board shows strong financial support for a bevy of downtown developments.

August 16, 2013
Last February, the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority pulled an item from its agenda that was requested by 55 Ionia Partners LLC for its proposed historic renovation of the 91-year-old Morton House on the northwest corner of Monroe Center and Ionia Avenue NW. Read More

DDA punches a $55K movie ticket

June 21, 2013
Back in the day, drive-in movie theaters provided an outdoor option for the city’s film buffs. Read More

DDA approves new annual operating budget

Board will receive more revenue from its parking lots the next two years.

June 14, 2013
Members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority approved the budget for the 2014 fiscal year last week, a spending plan that has taken on a new format to reflect that the agency will be an integral component of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Read More

DDA has development guidelines for downtown sector

Board agrees to a purchase option for a parking lot near the arena.

May 10, 2013
The Arena South Visioning Plan was adopted by the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority last week and the board will use the 75-page report as a guidebook for projects that are proposed for five parking lots situated south of Van Andel Arena, which is at Fulton Street and Ottawa Avenue. Read More

Arena South plan economic impact: $386M to $716M

May 6, 2013
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority will hear the final report Wednesday on the Arena South Visioning Plan, a key directive to turn five parking lots into private developments. Read More

Redesign bill for two key city parks: $3.3M

April 19, 2013
The Downtown Development Authority learned it will cost about $3.3 million to redesign the two oldest parks in Grand Rapids. For some board members there was a sticker-shock effect. Read More

DDA chooses new office location

April 19, 2013
A new downtown entity will begin operating this summer in a new downtown home. Read More