Items Tagged with 'Kristopher Larson'


DDA going completely underground

Board and Parking Services will take a close look at below-ground parking.

October 11, 2013
A company that has built 11 underground parking ramps nationwide will determine how feasible below-ground parking will be for potential development sites south of downtown’s Van Andel Arena. Read More

Downtown Plan moves forward

Board agrees on makeup of advisory group that will help select a consultant.

October 11, 2013
The proposals are in, and members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority agreed last week on the composition of a volunteer committee that will recommend a consultant to conduct the board’s latest research piece: its Downtown Plan. Read More

Downtown organizational transformation nearly complete

City agrees to transfer services agreement; DGRI holds first meeting.

September 27, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners transferred a services agreement the city has had with the Downtown Improvement District since 2000 to the new Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. last week. 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 adopts new policy for buying goods and services

May 10, 2013
To avoid delays and speed things up for local vendors, the members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority adopted a new bidding and purchasing policy. 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

DDA sees huge ROI from 616 Development

Board has invested in many things, but director feels river is the most important.

December 22, 2012
Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Kristopher Larson recently shared some of the investments his board has made with Kent County commissioners, and then pointed out the gratifying returns those investments have realized for the downtown sector. Read More