Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids city commissioners'


Marijuana changes spill into 2019

Grand Rapids will begin accepting applications for medical dispensaries in March.

December 28, 2018
Michigan lawmakers and their constituents have a lot to look forward to in 2019. Read More

City approves medical marijuana facilities ordinance

Measure will allow for up to 83 facilities with appropriate state licensing.

July 27, 2018
Grand Rapids is the latest municipality to adopt an ordinance to allow medical marijuana facilities. Read More

City may amend NEZ ordinance

Proposed change seen as a benefit for housing developers.

October 25, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners will consider making an amendment to the Neighborhood Enterprise Zones ordinance in a few weeks, a change they feel might drive more housing construction into areas of the city that need it the most. Read More

City moves forward with major street project

July 19, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners have paved the way for a major resurfacing of Monroe Avenue from Ann to Park streets by recently agreeing to accept five warranty deeds and continuing to work with another property owner on a sixth. Read More

Two residential renovations on tap for city

July 12, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners will hear firsthand next week about a pair of new residential projects planned for the southeast side. Read More

City tells state it meets EVIP health coverage mandate

July 12, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners recently approved paying $1.5 million in various insurance premiums and confirmed to Lansing officials that its employees’ share of its health-insurance coverage meets the state’s requirement for the Economic Vitality Incentive Program. Read More

Land bank has a decision to make

Board meets this week to consider agreement with Grand Rapids.

June 21, 2013
Grand Rapids City Commissioner James White voted with the majority last week to transfer and sell 163 tax-foreclosed properties in the city to the Kent County Land Bank Authority because the action would provide plenty of work for small construction companies and remodelers. Read More

City Commission OKs budgets and new millage tax rate

Millage request for parks funding also approved for ballot.

June 21, 2013
Last week Grand Rapids city commissioners adopted a new fiscal-year budget, approved a host of other city-related spending plans, established a new millage rate for the 2014 year that begins next Monday, and gave a green light to a new millage request voters will see this fall. Read More

Uptown votes to assess itself for new BID

June 14, 2013
After years of preparing, planning and proposing, the Uptown Business Improvement District officially exists. Read More

Thierica plans $4.5M plant expansion, 91 jobs in Grand Rapids

May 30, 2013
The city of Grand Rapids is considering two industrial tax breaks for Thierica, Inc., which plans to invest more than $4.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the city. Read More