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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 20:08

Housing, public safety top concerns for 3 incoming Grand Rapids city commissioners

GRAND RAPIDS — The three new members elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission on Nov. 8 each plan to make housing and public safety key priorities.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 January 2021 11:51

MiBiz Growth Report: January 3, 2021

Here is the MiBiz growth report for January 3, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:17

Grand Rapids City Commission to consider election reforms

The Grand Rapids City Commission will meet next week to consider two potential November ballot proposals based on recommendations to improve citywide elections. The proposals would move city elections to even-numbered years and require general elections regardless of the amount of votes gained during a primary. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 18 August 2019 19:45

Density isn’t only affordable housing solution, advocates say

GRAND RAPIDS — Within three days of opening applications, 500 people applied to live in the new Garfield Park Lofts’ 36 units of affordable housing. 

Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:10

Developers would pay for displaced GR residents under proposed policy

GRAND RAPIDS — As Michigan’s second-largest city continues to grow and developers scoop up the remaining developable vacant land, it’s likely that some Grand Rapids residents who rent homes in desirable neighborhoods could face being displaced.

Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:41

LINC UP partners with Ohio developer on proposed $17 million housing project

GRAND RAPIDS — To help curb fears of gentrification, a local nonprofit and an Ohio-based developer have partnered on an affordable housing development on the city’s southeast side. Ohio-based MVAH Development LLC, a development, construction and property management firm, is working with LINC UP on the proposed Eastern Lofts at 623 Eastern Ave. SE. The two hope to secure Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) in the April funding round.


Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:51

Grand Rapids City Commission outlines possible uses for affordable housing trust fund

Grand Rapids city commissioners laid out early plans today to begin to “push the needle” on increasing affordable housing in the city.

Published in Breaking News
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
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