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WALKER — City planners hope to encourage downtown-style urbanism in the years ahead along a key suburban commercial corridor northwest of Grand Rapids.
GRAND RAPIDS — In offering increased transit service along one of West Michigan’s densest employment corridors, Grand Rapids officials hope to fulfill a goal of one of the city’s key urban planning documents.
GRAND RAPIDS — The old adage that development follows transit has proven slow to materialize along the Silver Line bus rapid transit (BRT) route through southern Kent County.
The nonprofit organization that administers the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority and several downtown events has new leadership.
The Rapid’s second enhanced transit line connecting downtown Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus can now move forward after clearing a key bureaucratic hurdle.
Despite some controversy, three millage renewals passed overwhelming in metro Grand Rapids last night, according to unofficial election results.
An ongoing labor dispute between The Rapid and its unionized drivers and maintenance workers has become a wedge issue for groups typically aligned in support of transit millages.
As West Michigan’s economy expands, planners and business owners find they’re facing a new growing pain.
Against the backdrop of business leaders increasingly voicing concerns about a lack of downtown parking, the city of Grand Rapids plans to increase parking capacity with the construction of a new lot.
GRAND RAPIDS — Political pressures in Washington, D.C. have created uncertainty for transit officials looking to fund West Michigan’s second bus rapid transit line.