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Downtown Development Authority

Where we're headed: What Bus Rapid Transit could mean for our city

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Our editor sat down with Bill Kirk, the new Transportation Demand Manager of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., to talk about all things transportation in Grand Rapids. Kirk still works very closely with The Rapid on a variety of issues, and as their...

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Your story matters

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Friday, August 23 at 6 p.m., while you're settling into your spot on the Ah Nab Awen lawn to watch Anchorman, you can tell your story at The Rapidian's Story Matters storytelling booth. We’re going to be experimenting with...

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Harvard leader in urban planning, waterfront restoration to share keys to success

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Alex Krieger, known for his expertise and experience in the areas of urban planning and waterfront restoration and author of Remaking the Urban Waterfront, will be visiting Grand Rapids this Thursday for the Downtown Speaker Series "Growth...

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Downtown Development Authority approves parklet amendment

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-10-2013 under NEWS

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has approved an amendment to include the design, fabrication and installation of parklets as an eligible expense in the Streetscape Improvement Incentive Program’s guidelines. The amendment is the first...

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Build a better city

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Whether it’s organizing a block party, planting trees in your neighborhood or placing a bench in front of a bus stop, placemaking can be easy. We hope it can all intersect right here on The Rapidian with Place Matters. This page is your place...

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City hopes to extend Revision Division project

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NEWS

Last Friday in Kendall College's Historic Federal Building, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed the results of their Revision Division Project and the data they collected from their study of the road conditions. The goal of the...

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City to discuss Revision Division project

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 03-08-2013 under NEWS

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a public meeting today, Friday, March 8 at Kendall College in the Historic Federal Building. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. project partners will present their results for the Revision Division Project...

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Catalyst Radio: DDA's Kris Larson enthused about Grand Rapids' future

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-07-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we speak with Kristopher Larson, the new executive director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA...

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Celebration Cinema ready to build downtown

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-11-2012 under NEWS

Borrowing state of the art ideas from cities like Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago, Celebration Cinema said it is planning to construct a premium experience theatre in downtown Grand Rapids. Speaking to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board...

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[HEARTSIDE] First Picnic in Heartside Pocket Park a Success!

by (George)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NEWS

Thirty-four Heartside-area neighbors, workers and park boosters spent their lunch hour at the new pocket park at the corner of Division and Cherry yesterday afternoon. The event was organized at a special community meeting held in response to the...

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