Items Tagged with 'Monroe North Business District'


Vacant buildings in Monroe North dwindling

Developers see the area as the next frontier for growth.

May 29, 2015
Kevin Farhat, owner of The Garage Bar & Grill in the 800 block of Ottawa Avenue NW, said he predicts two years from now the vacant buildings scattered throughout the Monroe North business district will no longer be empty. Read More

Climbing business reaches its peak

Higher Ground fits in seamlessly with new 616 Development project.

May 1, 2015
When Higher Ground Rock Climbing opened 20 years ago, it occasionally had to deal with car break-ins and other petty crimes in the Monroe North Business District. Read More

DASH North bus route rolls forward

November 18, 2014
The Grand Rapids Parking Commission has approved the recommendation to renew its support for the DASH North bus service, which connects the Monroe North neighborhood with downtown. Read More

City grants hotel more time to be built

Monroe North project is bigger than first proposed.

July 12, 2013
When the company first proposed a new hotel for a vacant site in the Monroe North Business District in 2007, the plan was for nine stories, 168 rooms, a 175-space parking deck, and a cost of $28 million to build on the 40,000-square-foot site at Monroe Avenue and Newberry Street. Read More

Suburban Inns plans riverfront Embassy Suites in downtown Grand Rapids

March 8, 2013
Suburban Inns is expecting to spend the next several months building a riverfront Embassy Suites hotel in downtown’s Monroe North Business District — and plans to have the 11-story structure open as early as 2014. Read More

City may join county in land sale

More properties along Grand River may go up for bid.

February 22, 2013
More riverfront property than originally expected may be on the market soon. Read More

Maybe the second time is a charm

November 17, 2012
This time it just may work. Read More