Downtown Grand rapids

Exploring Grand Rapids

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

Friendly faces, quick directions, a brief history lesson and food recommendations are walking around downtown Grand Rapids these days. Uniformed Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTAs) are stationed to help visitors and locals alike explore GR....

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Why GR Forward: Preparing for smart, explosive growth takes citizen involvement

by (Mark Holzbach)

Submitted 07-16-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Forward, a comprehensive planning process in envisioning a holistic vision for our future, is being guided by a volunteer steering committee. As part of the outreach and education of GR Forward, steering committee members will be...

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Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Theresa, Eric Graf share discoveries in their new city

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The story fort was...

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Curating vacancy

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

The vacant space at 8 Jefferson Ave SE will be brought to life the night of April 11 with a variety of artworks for the exhibition, Rooted. This space joins many others in celebrating the fifth year of Art.Downtown. The walls of the space will be...

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Story Matters: Adam Bird sees positive strides, areas for growth as downtown development works towards critical mass

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Adam Bird sat down...

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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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Downtown greening reduces crime, draws customers, adds beauty to our environment

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

There are many elements that go into creating a sense of place, that strong sense of identity of character that sets one area apart from everywhere else. In downtown Grand Rapids we have buildings that are historic and beautiful. The focus of the...

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Why place matters

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Humans hunger for community. We yearn to be connected. We want to feel good about the spaces where we live, work and play together. Today, attention to remaking our places to better serve collective needs has many names: placemaking, city-building...

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Lights in the Night: Where hope takes flight

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 09-19-2012 under NEWS

UPDATE: EVENT ADVISORY - WEATHER POSTPONEMENT The Lights in the Night ArtPrize artist, following advice from local weather media WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, FOX 17, WOOD TV8, WOTV 4, is making the call to postpone tonight's Lights in the Night GR...

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