Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority'


Hinman Company’s 10 Ionia Marriott hotel nears green light

Grand Rapids City Commission to vote on brownfield approval during later meeting.

October 26, 2018
Hinman Company’s long-awaited development plans for the triangular parking lot at 10 Ionia Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids are one step closer to fruition. Read More

DDA backs downtown projects

Hotel, market-rate apartments eligible for development support funds.

September 14, 2018
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority recently approved two downtown construction projects that are eligible for development support funds. 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 approves funds for Olds Manor project

Money will be used to fill an areaway and improve the building’s streetscape.

January 16, 2015
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved funding for the recently announced Olds Manor redevelopment project, also known as the Rowe Hotel building. Read More

LaughFest picks up $15K for free shows

February 14, 2014
LaughFest works hard to ensure that everyone is laughing during its 10-day annual comedy festival. Read More

Downtown developers move into fringe neighborhoods

Difficult church project in Heritage Hill is one example.

August 23, 2013
A flurry of downtown housing projects have streamed across the news the past few months, led by major apartment-complex developments from Brookstone Capital, Orion Construction, Rockford Construction and 616 Development. Read More

DDA has a record-breaking $5 million day

Board shows strong financial support for a bevy of downtown developments.

August 16, 2013
Last February, the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority pulled an item from its agenda that was requested by 55 Ionia Partners LLC for its proposed historic renovation of the 91-year-old Morton House on the northwest corner of Monroe Center and Ionia Avenue NW. Read More

DDA punches a $55K movie ticket

June 21, 2013
Back in the day, drive-in movie theaters provided an outdoor option for the city’s film buffs. Read More

DDA approves new annual operating budget

Board will receive more revenue from its parking lots the next two years.

June 14, 2013
Members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority approved the budget for the 2014 fiscal year last week, a spending plan that has taken on a new format to reflect that the agency will be an integral component of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Read More

DDA has development guidelines for downtown sector

Board agrees to a purchase option for a parking lot near the arena.

May 10, 2013
The Arena South Visioning Plan was adopted by the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority last week and the board will use the 75-page report as a guidebook for projects that are proposed for five parking lots situated south of Van Andel Arena, which is at Fulton Street and Ottawa Avenue. Read More