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MSU College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids Research Center topping off ceremony

MSU 'tops off' downtown research center

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine recently held a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its six-story research center downtown and shared data on the project. Read More

Kris Tennant

Hospitals complete $7.5M unit

A hospital has extended its reach in the state by completing a $7.5-million renovation and expansion project with another hospital. Read More

Lindo Mexico

Mexican restaurant opens on 28th Street

Fifteen years ago, Gricelda Mata opened a Mexican restaurant on 28th Street, and she plans to do it all over again — down the street. Read More

Switch Steelcase Pyramid data center campus rendering

Politician opposes incentives for data center campus

Opposition against the planned Switch SuperNAP data center campus at the Steelcase pyramid has surfaced. Read More

Fifth Third Bank building downtown Grand Rapids

Bank issues RFP for downtown buildings

A bank has issued a request for proposal to developers to explore the next phase for its buildings in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More


The economic ripple effect of SuperNAP

Should Michigan legislators pass the necessary bills, the Switch SuperNAP data center hoping to call the former Steelcase pyramid home would have a much greater economic impact than its $5 billion worth of equipment. Read More

Dan Grzywacz

Millennial home buying is now trending

Change is coming on the home-buying front. Read More

John Bitely

Report finds a market for homebuyers 55 and up

The 55-and-up homebuyer market is heating up, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders. Read More

Monroe Center

Consultant calls street planning disjointed

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based international firm specializing in developing transportation systems, presented its early findings from a recently completed Gap Analysis of Grand Rapids Vital Streets to the Grand Rapids City Commission during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Read More

Letter: Downtown Grand Rapids is moving forward, not backward

Editor: A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a 10-year community plan and investment strategy to transform the Grand River into a distinct asset and support the next generation of growth in downtown Grand Rapids — which anchors one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Read More

Rate hike

Ready for a rate hike?

In its October 2015 Economic and Mortgage Finance Commentary, the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association indicated it anticipates nearly $905 billion in purchase mortgage originations in 2016, which is a 10 percent increase from 2015, and refinance originations to decrease by nearly 33 percent to $415 billion due to the likelihood of rising rates. Read More

Doorbusters a bust?

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers might want to be a tad wary of Black Friday deals this year, according to a NerdWallet study. Read More

Oakwood Manor Apartments

Apartment building prepares for makeover

The owners of a seven-story apartment building are planning a makeover to the property that would feature retail space. Read More

Brian Behler

Hospitality industry names WAVE winners

Eight hospitality professionals have been recognized for excellence at a special awards celebration. Read More

TGI Fridays nachos

Downtown restaurant vacates prime spot

A downtown restaurant is closing. Read More

Clifford Hall

Construction firm adds to team

A local contractor has hired four new team members. Read More

Public Record

Nov. 20 — Mortgages Read More