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Displaying items by tag: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc

Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:07

Pushing forward: West Michigan real estate industry moves to execute on plans

By and large, 2016 made for a record year for many in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction sectors. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:42

Lame Duck Legislative Outlook: TIF/DDA reforms, brownfield changes on deck

As Michigan legislators prepare to enter their final session of the year, policy watchers across the state are closely monitoring legislation that could get a vote in the lame duck session. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 23 September 2016 13:18

Franklin Partners walks away from Keeler Building deal in downtown Grand Rapids

The last major vacant building in the core of downtown Grand Rapids will remain empty, at least for the foreseeable future.


Sunday, 04 September 2016 17:14

Rivers of vibrancy: Cities embrace waterways as economic development strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — Restoring the Grand River to its former state and encouraging more recreational uses of the waterway in downtown Grand Rapids may be part of the long game of economic development, but a variety of companies have started banking on the notion that improvements will occur. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:12

Make Calder Plaza Great (Again?): Redesign project could create opportunity for downtown vibrancy, boost real estate values

GRAND RAPIDS — When it comes to the possibility of redesigning one of Grand Rapids’ oldest downtown plazas, there’s a common refrain from people around the city: Something should be done. 

Friday, 08 July 2016 07:45

Grand Rapids to introduce first food truck ordinance July 12

Food trucks would be free to operate at city parks and other public areas under a new ordinance that’s expected to introduced at the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting next week.

Published in Breaking News


Sunday, 12 June 2016 16:37

Seeking affordable housing solutions: Arguments emerge for added density, more income-inclusive options in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Walking around the southern end of the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood, Mark Miller points out clues for how Grand Rapids could achieve greater housing affordability in the coming years. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016 16:01

Arguments emerge for added density, more income-inclusive options in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Walking around the southern end of the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood, Mark Miller points out clues for how Grand Rapids could achieve greater housing affordability in the coming years. 

Sunday, 01 May 2016 11:54

Downtown Grand Rapids theater project requires developers to think bigger

GRAND RAPIDS — Realizing that a movie theater would not work as a standalone project in downtown Grand Rapids, J.D. Loeks knew that he needed to broaden the scope of his long-planned development.


Sunday, 17 April 2016 15:51

Companies report positive early results in parking cash-out strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — A lack of on-site parking at Spectrum Health’s newest downtown office hasn’t created much in the way of headaches for the health care organization’s information technology department. 

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:03

Economic impacts released for downtown mixed-use theater project

If the first phase of a proposed mixed-use, movie theater-anchored development project goes through as planned, it could generate a projected $369 million in economic benefits in the first 10 years.

Published in Breaking News
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