city planning

City Street Named in Honor of Late NBA Journalist, Grand Rapids Native Sekou Smith

by (millsjustin2)

Submitted 12-12-2023 under NEWS

Residents of Grand Rapids will find a new area of Auburn Avenue SE, from Wealthy Street to Lake Drive, renamed to honor the late NBA journalist and Grand Rapids native Sekou Smith. An analyst on NBA TV and active writer on, Sekou Smith...

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City Connection: Kristin Turkelson, Planning Director, to Join Rapidian Program Manager in the GRTV Studio

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, Dec. 4, City Commissioner Milinda Ysasi and Kristin Turkelson, the planning director with the City's Planning Department, will be in the GRTV studio for the December edition of City Connection. The Rapidian's...

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Community Updates: Friday, June 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-24-2022 under NEWS

The City Planning Commission Approves Multiple Commercial Developments in Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids City Planning Commission met on Thursday, June 23 to discuss applications for commercial developments within the city. The first item on the...

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Community Updates: Friday, May 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-13-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Meeting Interrupted by Protestors Tuesday night's City Commission meeting was adjourned prematurely due to disruptions by protestors. At first, the meeting progressed as usual -- with the reciting of the Pledge of...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Kristin Turkelson of the City Planning Commission

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-07-2021 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is joined in the GRTV studio by Kristin Turkelson, Planning Director for the city's Planning Commission....

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Despite Highly Engaged Community, Heartside Residents Fear Displacement

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 11-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

“It's growing in a positive direction, people are listening to resident suggestions”,  a resident of the Heartside neighborhood responded when asked to describe the strengths of their neighborhood as part of the Hearside...

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Why Grand Rapids is skewing Y

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 12-04-2013 under OPINION

It's hard to deny that Grand Rapids has changed quite a lot in just a short period of time, and, in stark contrast to much of the state, for the better. Despite more than a decade of recession and the collapse of the auto industry, downtown...

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Ideas work here: starting big conversations in city planning

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP Civic involvement knows many forms. On a daily basis, citizens choose whether to help shape their local laws and regulations by coloring completely the ovals adjacent to their preferred political representative,...

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