Turn Up the Volume

The "Arena South Study" being conducted by the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has set off a volley of community conversations about disposition of city-owned parking lots, highest and best land-use policies, visioning for downtown, population density and vibrancy, and transportation mobility. Who knew one study could do so much?

Rapid Growth's March "Not Your Average Speaker Series" will focus on this topic and the many moving parts that are involved in moving from an automobile-based downtown to a more vibrant pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly community.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Where: The Rapid Central Station community room, across from Founder's Brewing Company
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

We'll see presentations from people involved on the Arena South Visioning Steering Committee, including:

-  Nick Monoyios, Long Range Planner for The Rapid·
-  Tom Nemitz, Principal of Cornerstone Architects
-  Dr. David Rosen, President of Kendall College
-  Denny Sturtevant, President and CEO of Dwelling Place
-  Kris Larson, Executive Director of the DDA
-  Lynee Wells, Urban Planner from Williams and Works

Find out what the study is all about, and what the city hopes to accomplish. 

This event is free and open to the public. Beverages will be served. Parking is not available on site, but The Rapid service is available as well as on-street parking and bike facilities nearby.

This "Not Your Average Speaker Series" is produced by Rapid Growth Media and sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and The Rapid.

Please RVSP here, or at our Facebook event page.

Whether it's your first speaker series or 20th, we hope to see you there!

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