• 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 […]

  • Applications for ECA Board Members Now Being Accepted

    November 18, 2016

    The ECA is accepting applications for new board members for 2017. 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 11. ECA Board Application Packet

  • Executive Director Position Open

    October 19, 2016

    We’re currently hiring for a full-time Executive Director at the Eastown Community Association! We are processing applications on an ongoing basis. If you’re interested, please send your resume, cover letter, and three professional references (all PDF) CC’d to colletto.heather@gmail.com and shan.m.cunningham@gmail.com. Here’s the PDF of the full ECA Executive Director Job Description.   Job Opening – […]

  • Intern at the ECA!

    August 24, 2016

    The ECA is currently looking for the worlds best interns! We have two open positions for the fall, public relations and event planning. Interns will be responsible for our social media, website, email, eNews, planning and running events, and much more! If you are interested, read our attached job descriptions and send in a resume! […]

  • Fulton Square Progress Report

    July 27, 2016

    The Fulton Square development is continuing to make great construction progress and they are now leasing! If you are interested in making Fulton Square your home, email fulton.square@colliers.com to schedule an appointment. Take a look at their latest Progress Report provided by Orion Construction for an in depth look at their work!  

  • 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.

  • 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 […]