Items Tagged with 'Calder Plaza'


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

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

Grand Rapids decommissions Calder ArtPrize entry

September 26, 2013
An ArtPrize entry that incorporated the city’s most famous piece of art is no more. Read More

Siciliano's Market secures downtown's Calder Plaza for national Big Brew event

February 28, 2013
With the American Homebrewers Association’s national convention coming to town, Siciliano’s Market has announced it will host an AHA Big Brew event on May 4 at downtown Grand Rapids' Calder Plaza. Read More