With the year ending with stock market volatility, political turmoil, affordable housing debates, parking debates and many other things to give us all a bit too much anxiety, we thought it would be a great opportunity during this holiday season to celebrate the continued growth in our thriving community.

While many local development gurus expected that 2019 would slow down to allow Grand Rapids to catch its breath, the city’s development department on its website shows that they are tracking almost 250 major projects (major = projects over $500,000), either getting ready to start, underway or recently completed.  The projects involve more than 7 Million square feet of new and renovated space and $839 Million in construction.