• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thresholds Meeting #2

    November 12, 2015

    The ECA will be hosting a second meeting for residents to discuss the proposed development at 1225 Lake Drive SE, the Thresholds Building. Please join us to discuss this proposal more and hear the changes the developer has made in response to the last meeting! This will take place on Monday, November 23 at 6:00pm […]

  • Edit: New Project Proposal at the Thresholds Building

    October 20, 2015

    Edit: A new project is being proposed at 1225 Lake Drive – the Thresholds building! While there are no proposed changes to the exterior, new residences are slated for the interior. Currently, the property is zoned TN-LDR – low density residential. This type of project is allowed with a Special Use Permit, under the zoning code: TN-LDR, Traditional […]

  • ECA in the Media

    October 15, 2015

    NPO Showcase is an opportunity for NPOs to discuss issues relevant to their organization. It’s produced biweekly at GRTV and it’s made up of two separate fifteen-minute interviews with two different organizations, and this week, the ECA was one of them! In the video, Marisa talks about her background, the mission of the ECA, what […]

  • Carlton construction

    April 9, 2015

    The continuation of the Carlton Reconstruction Project began on April 6th. Until it is done in May, Carlton will be closed to though traffic, with local access maintained, and Fuller Ave. can be used a detour. Visit the City’s website for updated information on all road construction projects.    

  • Ice Skating Party at Wilcox Park

    January 15, 2015

    Let’s celebrate the opening of the ice skating rink at Wilcox Park on January 25th, 1pm-4pm! The skating rink is sponsored by Harmony Brewing Company. Terra GR Restaurant will provide warm beverages and the Cakabakery will provide yummy treats! This ice skating rink is brought to you by the Eastown Community Association and Friends of […]

  • Friends Of Grand Rapids Parks Focus Group

    November 6, 2014

    The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks are conducting focus groups with neighbors in target areas to talk about how community parks are perceived. They want to know what role does the park play in your community, what kind of outreach messaging most resonates with you, etc. They have two groups scheduled to take place at […]