Grand Rapids Downtown Plan Update

The GREDA/City of Grand Rapids is updating the Grand Rapids Downtown Plan.  The update will establish a vision, goals, and action for downtown that will guide investments and improvements for the next 10 to 15 years.  The community is an important part of this process, and your input is needed to understand current opportunities and solidify recommendations for the future.

The current Downtown Redevelopment Master Plan was adopted in 2006 and has served the community well since adoption.  In combination with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, this document is utilized by the community to inform investment and policy decisions that support the vitality of Downtown Grand Rapids.

Link to current community plans:

The Grand Rapids Downtown Plan Update will use public input, existing conditions, and changing trends to explore redevelopment opportunities, improvements to the public realm (e.g., streetscape, open spaces), changes to parking opportunities, and transportation safety considerations.  As a result, the plan will solidify goals for Downtown Grand Rapids and a plan for implementation.

The community’s participation in this process is key to its success.  There are multiple ways for the public to be involved.  The project team will be at community events (e.g., Timber Days & River Fest), will facilitate focus groups, and have opportunities for additional public engagement opportunities. 

  • Grand Rapids Downtown Plan Update: (check back soon)

Look to the PROJECT WEB SITE, and social media, for project updates and opportunities to get involved.


Consultant Project Manager: Stephanie Falkers, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 763-249-6790

City Staff: Rob Mattei, Director of Community Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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