News & Updates

  • 2018 Bizarre Bazaar Registration is OPEN!

    April 11, 2018

    Thank you for your interest in the Eastown Bizarre Bazaar! We look forward to having you join us on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Booth size is 10′ x 10′. Vendors provide table, chairs and canopy/tent for their booth. Electricity and wireless are not provided. Booths must remain open during the entire event. Vendors are responsible […]

  • Housing Now! Community Information Meeting Follow-up

    February 20, 2018

    Below are two documents that residents can utilize to craft a letter to the City Commission regarding the recommendations put forth by the Housing Advisory Committee. Both documents are in .pdf format. We encourage residents to find an issue that is important to them, either from the presentation or “Call to Action” and present that […]

  • Board of Directors propose refinements and indemnification language to clarify by-laws

    January 30, 2018

    The Board of Directors recently took the opportunity to revise and clarify the organization’s bylaws. The bylaws are the framework for the Eastown Community Association’s operation and management. Bylaws solidify the purpose of the organization, define its structure, specify duties and rights of its membership, and establish roles for the Directors and staff. At the […]

  • 2018 Board Applications Being Accepted

    January 5, 2018

    The ECA is accepting applications for new board members for 2018. All interested parties are encouraged to review the attached document and submit the application to info@eastown.org. Candidates will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on February 10, 2018 at Calvin Christian Reformed Church. ECA Board Application Packet

  • Fuller and Lake Dr. CLOSED for approximately 2 weeks!

    August 29, 2017

    The intersection at fuller and Lake dr. will be closed starting Monday August 28, 2017 The Fuller and Lake Dr. intersection will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, August 28 for approximately two weeks. The intersection will be closed for DTE Energy underground utility and traffic signal work. This is a full closure. Northbound and southbound […]

  • 2017 Eastown Streetfair – SOLD OUT

    August 11, 2017

    Vendor booth space for the 2017 Eastown Streetfair is SOLD OUT. Please email: info@eastown.org to be placed on the waiting list. Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to another amazing event!

  • ECA board opposes Eastown BP beer and wine sales

    July 19, 2017

    In a 12-0 vote, the ECA board unanimously opposed the issuance of a Special Land Use permit from the Eastown BP requesting beer and wine sales for offsite consumption. Based on the GR Planning Department review standards, we have several points of opposition: 1. Not an underserved area. 2. Not necessary for Eastown economic growth and prosperity. 3. […]

  • Taking applications for Bizarre Bazaar 2017

    March 3, 2017

    We are now accepting applications for vendors for the 2017 Eastown Bizarre Bazaar. Bizarre Bazaar features local artists, potters, sculptors, and jewelry designers in the heart of Eastown on June 24th, 2017 from 9am-5pm. This event is hosted by the Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business Association to celebrate art, entertainment, and the unique Eastown culture […]

  • Meeting Minutes for 1201 Wealthy St. SE

    January 24, 2017

    On Tuesday January 17, 2017 Baxter, East Hills and Eastown held a joint community meeting to give residents an opportunity to express support and concerns about the mixed-use development proposed by Steve Bratschie. The meeting was attended by both 2nd Ward commissioners, Joe Jones and Ruth Kelly, the executive directors and several board members of […]

  • Meet ECA Executive Director, Don Lee!

    January 10, 2017

    The ECA Board of Directors is happy to introduce our new full-time Executive Director, Don Lee. Don is a lifelong Grand Rapidian who currently lives in Eastown. He has been actively involved in the community as a former firefighter for the City of Grand Rapids, former ECA board member, and a volunteer on the West […]