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Catch up with GR housing: A booming market, affordable housing, the "missing middle" and more

Over the past year, writer Marjorie Steele has tackled a few of the pressing issues in housing in Grand Rapids. Check out what you've missed.

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Are you the "missing middle?" Local developers get creative in housing's most neglected sector

As housing costs rise, the dreaded "missing middle" sector dries up. See what several West Michigan developers and individuals are doing to house this bracket.

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Construction paves the way for a growing Grand Rapids

Every time you look outside your window, it's clear: GR continues to grow. Catch up on the many ways construction impacts our community.

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Women fill the gaps: Training and empowering the next generation of skilled trades professionals

Though for centuries overlooked in the skilled trades, women are making a comeback in a big way in construction. Equipped with ambition and seeking out educational and training programs tailored specifically for them, Michigan women are building the future—one brick, beam, or conquered stereotype at a time.

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Building Grand Rapids: Part 2, growing and greening

Like many American cities that struggled to save their downtowns in the ‘60s, Grand Rapids’ fling with Urban Renewal did little to restore its place as a thriving destination. But with thoughtful and intentional investment, GR's buildings began and continue to rise to the occasion.
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