• 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 […]

  • 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 […]