The Rapidian

Roosevelt Park

Cultura Collective commemorates Roosevelt Park neighborhood at ArtPrize Nine

by Nathan Slauer (nathanslauer)

Submitted 10-09-2017 under NEWS

An old church, an industrial warehouse, and a white clapboard house. These buildings, located on a vacant stretch of 333 Rumsey St. SW, formed a venue for ArtPrize Nine. Since ArtPrize officially ended on October 8, a bulldozer will soon tear them...

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Housing + school + healthcare, all in one place

by Charles Honey (Charguitar)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NEWS

By Charles Honey, School News Network Carmen Fernandez warmly remembers growing up in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood in Southwest Grand Rapids. Families of different races, ethnicities and languages got along, parents looked out for each other...

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Community partners announce Plaza Roosevelt development plans

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

At a news conference Monday, November 21, eight partners announced an agreement to begin site planning work on the proposed Plaza Roosevelt development - a unique mix of education, healthcare, affordable housing and more. Plaza Roosevelt is proposed...

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Lowe's teams with Habitat Kent to help Roosevelt Park reach neighborhood goals

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to contribute to the revitalization of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Habitat Kent a $70,000 grant to help reach the...

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A big move in preparation for ArtPrize 2016

by SiTE:LAB (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 07-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

For SiTE:LAB, a Grand Rapids-based arts non-profit, and Julie Schenkelberg, a Brooklyn- and Grand Rapids-based artist, “moving house” recently meant raising a house on Franklin Street SW off its foundation, rotating it and moving across...

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Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue....

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New banners for Grandville business corridor

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 04-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grandville Avenue will be showcasing a bright new symbol this summer as the Grandville Avenue Business Association has developed light post banners to hang along a 1.5-mile stretch of the business corridor. The banners were created in partnership...

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Habitat for Humanity of Kent County announces $20+ million Plaza Roosevelt Redevelopment Project

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Habitat Kent’s most ambitious project to date, Plaza Roosevelt is a comprehensive redevelopment project that will invest more than $20 million to reinvigorate one square block bounded by Rumsey Street, Grandville Avenue, Graham Street and...

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Habitat Kent and Lowe's Partner to Revitalize Roosevelt Park

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 06-08-2015 under

25 volunteers from Lowe's and the Roosevelt Park community will join forces with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County on June 10 to revitalize a Roosevelt Park neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Habitat Kent a $35,500 grant to help complete the...

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Habitat for Humanity, SiTE:LAB unite in Roosevelt Park

by SiTE:LAB (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, July 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of Kent County will host the Grandville Avenue Arts Cookout in partnership with SiTE:LAB and Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities. The event will celebrate a new partnership...

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