city development

The mystery lot of 269 Garfield SW

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-15-2018 under NEWS

Imagine being awakened at 3 a.m. to the sounds of loud popping. The sounds you hear when there is a hail storm, but there is no hail storm happening. It is the sound of your house being sucked into a sinkhole. Krystyna Czarnopys-Sweeney was twelve...

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City officials monitor growth trends, watch for indicators of gentrification

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is one of the few economies in Michigan to be making a rebound. In recent years there has been a lot of high end construction in the downtown area. There are now all kinds of restaurants, shops and businesses that cater to high end...

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Healing a citi(zen)

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   The struggle between the values that shape cities can leave indelible marks on the urban landscape. Two of those values which often find themselves in conflict are utility and health, and the design...

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