News & Updates

  • Fulton Square Weekly Progress Report

    June 28, 2016

    The Fulton Square development has recently reached a big milestone and finished framing! Fulton Square will provide housing, ground floor retail, and a neighborhood restaurant to Eastown. To learn more on this project and stay updated, take a took at their weekly progress report. Share

  • Plans for Beer City Growler Cyclocross

    May 26, 2016

    Alger Bike has proposed to produce a community-focused cyclocross and 5K run on October 1 at Wilcox Park. This year’s race will be under new leadership with organizers who have professional experience with similar events, and one is an Eastown resident and business owner. The group is working with local organizations such as Uptown Church […]

  • Road Work on Lake and Wealthy

    May 20, 2016

    Road work has started at the intersection of Lake and Wealthy, and will last approximately four weeks, finishing up in time for Bizarre Bazaar. The City fast tracked this project so that we wouldn’t have to wait another year to get serious improvements in place. Most of the work will concern making the ramps around […]

  • 1555 Wealthy Development

    May 11, 2016

    Paramount Realty Partners and Sears Architects will be breaking ground this week or next week on their mixed-use building at 1555 Wealthy Street SE, attached to the existing structure that houses Striders, Papa John’s, and Spoonlickers. The project is a by right development, meaning that it was and is allowed under the current zoning by our […]

  • 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, […]