Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.


Street Talk: Phase one complete

Top 10 in 10.

May 17, 2019
The Land Conservancy of West Michigan has completed its phase one campaign for The Highlands, a 121-acre former golf course that’s being converted to a nature area. Read More

Street Talk: Let’s talk streets

Travel team.

May 10, 2019
’Tis the season for detours and weaving in and out of orange cones. But while Grand Rapids motorists are grappling with new ways to add five or 10 minutes to their commute, the new construction actually is the latest installment of a long-term plan. Read More

Street Talk: Hudsonville is home

Young blood.

May 3, 2019
News of a combined $25-million investment by a pair of manufacturers in Jamestown Township has the area southwest of Grand Rapids humming. Read More

Street Talk: Task force eyes projects

Birthday treat.

April 26, 2019
Community leaders are taking the next step toward determining whether to build a new convention hotel and/or an amphitheater. Read More

Street Talk: A river runs through it

For the kids.

April 19, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids is partnering with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Whitewater and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to host an open house for companies interested in learning more about business opportunities associated with the Grand River restoration project. Read More

Street Talk: Going to the dogs

Invasive questioning.

April 12, 2019
Grand Rapids has no shortage of dog owners, but the city’s parks master plan revealed there weren’t a lot of good places for everyone’s four-legged friends. Read More

Street Talk: State’s chemical reaction

Going global.

April 5, 2019
Just a day after the extent of contamination at the Wolverine tannery site became public knowledge on March 25, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she is re-establishing the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) science advisory board. Read More

Street Talk: Business groups aim higher

Movin’ on.

March 29, 2019
Four major business organizations recently announced support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing the percentage of Michigan’s workforce with a post-high school degree or high-value certificate to 60 percent by the year 2030. Read More

Street Talk: A buyer’s market

She means business.

March 22, 2019
According to an online real estate site, 2019 is looking to be a hot year for Grand Rapids’ housing market. Read More

Street Talk: Employers may be feeling March sadness

Heavy metal.

March 15, 2019
A new report says the NCAA March Madness tournament could cost employers $13.3 billion this year in lost productivity. Read More