- change ups
City hall, county government and the state legislature
The new version is expected to bring county land bank into the picture.
The city of Grand Rapids is rewriting its policy of how to handle tax-foreclosed properties, which are usually residences. Read More
Property owners will decide fate of business improvement district.
Voting begins this week to determine whether property owners on the southeast side of Grand Rapids want to establish the Uptown Business Improvement District, pay a special property assessment and enact the district’s marketing and development plan. Read More
What once cost Metro Council communities more than $230 per mile is now about $40.
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) The peculiar-looking pavement condition data collection van working the streets in the member communities of the Grand Valley Metro Council isn’t new, but it keeps improving with advances in software and optical equipment. Read More
LANSING — Michigan says that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate is down 0.6 percentage points statewide and in most major labor markets. Read More
Construction upgrades to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s Concourse B are moving closer to a start date. Read More
A commission has recommended that Michigan judges get a 3 percent pay increase. Read More
A quarter of a million dollars is on the line for Grand Rapids — and no, we’re not talking about lottery winnings. Read More
A new Michigan law calls for the creation of a universal form that doctors can use when patients need prior authorization for coverage of prescription drugs. Read More
Figure may indicate commercial construction and local economy have rebounded.
The monetary value of the building permits that were applied for and granted just in Grand Rapids, and only in April, totaled a nearly unbelievable $77 million — a figure that breaks out to a daily average of $3.5 million for each of the month’s 22 business days. Read More