News & Updates

  • Vital Streets Projects

    April 29, 2016

    The City of Grand Rapids’ third Vital Streets construction season gets underway with a record 362 projects planned, totaling just over $24 million. The 78 percent increase in road projects over the 283 tackled in 2015, includes: $40,000 dedicated to crack sealing; $14 million in rotomilling and resurfacing; $7 million in road reconstruction; $2.5 million […]

  • Wealthy Street Improvements

    April 27, 2016

    We have received some information about upcoming brick pavement repairs that we would like to share. After meetings with the city, we can confirm that the repairs in the linked article will be happening over the next three years. Phase 1 (2016): Brick Pavement Repair in Wealthy Street/Lake Drive intersection Where the base has failed […]

  • Dig into Spring

    April 13, 2016

    Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a day of all-ages, hands-on green workshops. Dig into Spring will be held at Wilcox Park on Saturday, April 23rd from 1-5pm. We ask that you register by clicking here. You can also join our Facebook group to stay updated on event information. Schedule of Workshops: 1:00pm – Herb Planting ($22) […]

  • Update: 33 Carlton Development

    March 24, 2016

    We have received an updated lighting and parking proposal from the developer at 33 Carlton. You can view them by clicking the links below. The parking plan shows the five parking spaces on Carlton. It has a large area held back from the entrance for a clear view when exiting the alley, and pavement markings are to be […]

  • Updated Proposed project at 1513 E Fulton

    March 14, 2016

    There is an updated proposed project at the site of the old Common Ground Church at 1513 E Fulton, in the Fulton Heights Neighborhood. This site was purchased by Peter Krupp from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Associates (https://www.skadden.com/professionals/peter-c-krupp) and he has a new set of plans for the space. He initially […]

  • Applications Are Up!

    March 7, 2016

    Vendor applications are now available! Eastown Bizarre Bazaar is set for Saturday, June 25th from 9am-5pm. The fee for artists is $75 per booth, and $250 for outside food vendors. Vendors will be selected for participation on a first come, first serve basis. Eastown Streetfair is Saturday, September 10th from 9am-8pm. The fee is $100 for artist vendors, […]

  • BizBaz Vendor Applications

    March 7, 2016

    Eastown Bizarre Bazaar Vendor Application – Saturday, June 25th, 2016 • 9am to 5pm Participation & Application We welcome applications from artists and craftspeople. Vendors will be selected for participation on a first come, first serve basis. An exhibitor fee is required with the application. To apply, complete the online application and submit payment online via Paypal or […]

  • BizBaz Food Vendor Applications

    March 7, 2016

    Eastown Bizarre Bazaar Food Vendor Application – Saturday, June 25th, 2016 • 9am to 5pm Participation & Application We welcome applications from food vendors, food trucks, and carnival-type foods. Food vendors will be selected for participation based on the diversity and quality of food. Acceptance or denial of Food Vendor is at the discretion of the Eastown Special […]

  • Board Applicants 2016

    February 10, 2016

    We are excited to present the biographies and information for our two ECA Board applicants: Kevin Vail and Jose Perez. Click to read their biographies. Also, two board members are up for re-election: Heather Colletto and Chat Sytsma. Voting will occur on Saturday, February 13th at our Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast. Share

  • Thresholds: Unapproved Minutes

    January 21, 2016

    The Planning Commission has released the minutes from its January 14th meeting. Click here to view them. Please note: These are unapproved and in draft form. Minutes are approved at the following Planning Commission meeting, which is currently scheduled for February 11, 2016. Share