We Are GR Finance + Development News
This week's news covers a little bit of everything, from murals and music to field trips and free meals.
The City of Grand Rapids, its Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI), the Michigan Department of Transportation, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition officially opened the Coldbrook Edge trail this afternoon.
This week's news is about 3D printers, field trips, the proposed budget, and more.
Nearly one hundred students from GRPS's Innovation Central HS's Academies of Modern Engineering and Design & Construction spent the morning in Ada, Michigan speaking to lead engineers, construction managers, and town officials about the Envision Ada reconstruction project.
A group of students from Gerald R. Ford Academic Center applied for and received one of the first City of Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund contracts. The 6th grade students were led by Ayden Pagan and included Davohn Lafernier and Lavonta Crump. The team was assisted by Bruce Boman of Oakdale Neighbors and teacher Mr. Gleason.
The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation and Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will create a communal playspace to replace a degraded structure that was well-loved by the neighborhood.
A reconstruction project for the off-ramps and Ottawa Avenue begins next week and will last until early September. The eastbound and westbound I-196 off ramps will be closed for approximately two to three weeks starting Tuesday and freeway traffic will be directed to use the College Avenue exits. This closure is coordinated with the ongoing Michigan Street resurfacing project.