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City commission approves bonds for retirement facility

Bonds will finance construction of 52 independent living apartments on Clark’s Franklin campus.

November 22, 2019
The Grand Rapids City Commission last week approved the city’s economic development corporation’s request to issue bonds not to exceed $80 million to improve two local retirement communities. Read More

Grand Rapids sets rules for recreational marijuana facilities

Six-month window allows city time to finalize application and establish fees for licenses.

October 11, 2019
Grand Rapids has met the state-imposed deadline for establishing recreational marijuana ordinances. Read More

City mulls brownfield amendment

Five tax-foreclosed properties are being considered to contribute to affordable housing.

September 27, 2019
The Grand Rapids City Commission is considering a brownfield plan amendment for five tax-foreclosed properties to contribute to the city’s affordable housing inventory. Read More

City to consider marijuana licensing, regulation

City commission must have ordinance in effect by Nov. 1 to avoid default opt-in status.

September 27, 2019
Almost a year after Michiganders voted to legalize recreational marijuana, Grand Rapids, at last, will have an ordinance in place for recreational establishments. Read More

Brownfield agency’s 2020 budget is a mixed bag

Budget reflects continued growth of program, but it also revealed deficits that may cause long-term problems.

May 17, 2019
The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s budget for fiscal year 2020 represents some changes for the organization, both positive and negative. Read More

City backs DDA budget

Budget consists of new projects from GR Forward, as well as carry-forward projects spanning multiple fiscal years.

May 25, 2018
The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the Downtown Development Authority’s budget plan for fiscal year 2019. Read More

City eyes $586M spending plan

Budget includes funding for parks, streets, racial equity and river restoration

April 27, 2018
The Grand Rapids City Commission will discuss a proposed fiscal spending plan before it is implemented in July. Read More

Street Talk: Manufacturing makes a comeback

Search and rescue.

December 29, 2017
The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound as a result of pent-up demand for goods and, perhaps, the effect of the Trump administration’s “pro-America” rhetoric. Read More

Grand Rapids plans to increase water and sewer rates

November 23, 2017
The city has released a preliminary study recommending increases to water and sewer rates, beginning in January. Read More

Affordable housing plan moves forward

City commission presents proposals to amend zoning, add incentives to create ‘housing choice.’

November 17, 2017
The Grand Rapids City Commission unveiled its plan to address the city’s affordable housing crunch by spurring private development. Read More