Welcome to the Grand Rapids Downtown Plan Update Website!

The 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. Explore this page to learn more about the planning process and progress updates!


The Grand Rapids Downtown Plan will focus on four components of Downtown:

Land Use and Development – Opportunities for future development and redevelopment within Downtown will be explored – from new construction to building façade improvements.

Transportation and Infrastructure – Creating a Downtown that is accessible by all modes of transportation with access to quality services and facilities.

Urban Design and Sense of Place – Solidifying the look and feel of Downtown Grand Rapids through infrastructure, art, and public spaces.

Market and Economics – Supporting a healthy market of employment, shopping, dining, and service options that support a thriving Downtown.