2017 HHA Board Meetings

2017 Board Meetings

March 15, April 19, May 17 (could be cancelled due to Home Tour), June 21, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15.

The location of the Board meeting is at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hauenstein Center, 220 Cherry SE, 1 Community Room (main floor, turn left at the first hall and it’s the first room on your left). Please call 459-8950 or email, heritage@heritagehillweb.org to confirm location.

The HHA Board meets every third Wednesday of month. Meetings start at 7:00 pm and typically last until 8:30. Public comment on agenda items is taken at the beginning of the meeting; general public comment happens at the end. All are welcome! The Board agenda is available via email. Please email heritage@heritagehillweb.org and the agenda will be sent to you.

Design Plans for 50 College SE – Construction this spring

Orion Construction has finalized its development concept for 50 College SE – Heritage Place. Discussions from 6 community and block representatives meetings as well as 3 hearings before the GR Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Commission shaped this final design. It is an 84-unit mix of studio, one & two bedroom apartments (102 beds in total; 115 on-site parking spots). Orion has been very accommodating to neighbors’ concerns and suggestions within the parameters of the GR Zoning Code and property owners’ rights.

All City approvals are nearly complete and groundbreaking is expected this spring. A neighbors meeting will be scheduled prior to construction to review details of demolition and work site.

To view the complete set of plans: 17-0106 50 College (1)

GR City Parks Master Plan

City parks, public open space, and recreation facilities Master Plan 

The City has completed its draft Strategic Master Plan that creates a vision for the long-term development, programming, and sustainability of City parks, public open spaces, and recreation facilities. This roadmap for the future of the parks in Grand Rapids was assembled from residents’ comments and suggestions made at numerous community meetings and events over the past nine months. The plan considers community needs, recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities, environmental conditions, economic development, priority projects, department organization and funding.


Highlights of the plan include water-based recreation facilities and park development along the Grand River, trail connections to neighborhoods and regional trail systems, indoor recreation facilities, signature park amenities and enhanced recreation programming for adults, families and seniors.