Items Tagged with 'Calder Plaza'


The Calder is getting a makeover

August 1, 2019
One of Grand Rapids’ most photographed landmarks is undergoing a makeover. Read More

City commission approves 2020 budget

The $553M spending plan reduces city’s property tax millage rate from 8.9710 mills to 8.9011 mills.

May 24, 2019
Grand Rapids’ budget for fiscal year 2020 is officially on track to begin July 1. The new plan establishes a series of operating, debt service and capital appropriations focused on the city’s strategic plan. Read More

Calder Plaza is adding a parklet

May 13, 2019
More parklets are popping up around downtown, and a new concept is coming to Calder Plaza. Read More

River work, downtown core top DDA budget

Panel is in fourth year of following GR Forward plan for improvements.

May 10, 2019
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority is moving forward on significant capital improvement projects, including the reconstruction of Calder Plaza, according to its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020. Read More

Modular Transportation adapts to changing landscape

Now 50 years old, trucking company originally hauled modular homes.

March 29, 2019
Calder Plaza’s iconic sculpture, La Grande Vitesse, turns 50 this year, but coincidentally, the company responsible for hauling its parts to where it stands today also will be celebrating 50 years in business. Read More

Pioneer wins bid for Calder Plaza redesign

Tentative plans include southeast edge planting improvements, a great pavilion with a stage, a café building.

January 18, 2019
Grand Rapids has brought in Pioneer Construction to manage the redesign of Calder Plaza’s southeast edge, also known as phase one of the city’s master plan. Read More

Calder Plaza redesign includes pavilion, café

Progressive AE hopes to have final design in place by next June.

August 10, 2018
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority approved the initial design phase to make permanent improvements to Calder Plaza. Read More

DDA OKs temporary plaza plans

Calder Plaza will see improvements while permanent solutions are finalized.

April 13, 2018
Plans to improve Calder Plaza still are in the works, but the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority recently approved expenditures for temporary improvements that should breathe new life into the space. Read More

Architecture firm gathers ideas for Calder Plaza

Discussion items include food trucks, shaded pavilions, pedestrian walkways, fountains and more.

September 2, 2016
Ideas for a makeover of Grand Rapids’ iconic Calder Plaza are coming into focus. Read More

Redesign of Calder Plaza picks up speed

Officials plan to keep it as an open gathering place in center of downtown.

February 19, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A conceptual design for reimagining one of Grand Rapids’ best-known downtown gathering spaces could be finalized this year. Read More