Items Tagged with 'GR Forward'

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Owners complete land swap

Deal will result in riverfront park for city, development space for MSU.

July 6, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has reached the final step in a land deal that will allow it to obtain a $7.2 million grant. 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

Parking solutions should take precedent

May 25, 2018
The month of May has brought a series of approvals for the Downtown Development Authority’s $10-million budget attending the GR Forward initiatives, including $2.63 million for a “mobility strategy” related to “bike-friendly” parking solutions, street and boulevard “improvements,” extended DASH service and “education outreach” for “options in and out of downtown.” Read More

Bad doesn’t even begin to describe parking plan

December 15, 2017
Grand Rapids city commissioners again gave limited discussion to this business community’s No. 1 issue with the city: downtown parking. Read More

City nixes surface lot ban

GR Chamber official: Parking should not be an obstacle.

March 31, 2017
Grand Rapids’ new zoning code eliminates implementing a recommendation that would ban the construction of new surface parking lots downtown, as indicated in the GR Forward plan. Read More

Grand Action considers stadium, hotel and DeVos Place expansion

December 5, 2016
A professional soccer franchise, a new downtown hotel and a convention center expansion are among a list of proposed projects that could be undertaken in Grand Rapids over the next several years. Read More

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Other changes would focus on affordable housing and minority, women businesses.

October 21, 2016
The “downtown” boundaries could receive an update before the end of the year. Read More

DDA’s $8.6M budget fuels GR Forward

It includes plans for 103 capital projects, 92 of which were outlined in the master plan amendment.

May 20, 2016
The Grand Rapids City Commission will consider an $8.6 million 2017 budget recommendation from the Downtown Development Authority June 7. Read More

City to income and property taxpayers: ‘Take the bus’

February 19, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports show a steadily increasing number of downtown developments now coming to fruition — and every one of them devours yet another parking area with no replacement plan. Read More

Street Talk: Downtown parking is a balancing act

Tech trends.

February 19, 2016
Downtown development carries a cost, and it’s not just in dollars. Read More