Recently the Planning Commission approved proposed zoning recommendations with changes included. Please check out this compiled information, with images and a survey to find out what your thoughts are.
Take the Survey! We want to hear residents thoughts on the possible drop of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission's (MLCC) "Half-mile" rule.
The Community Photo Session was held on May 6, 2017. Many community members came to West Grand Neighborhood Organization to get their picture taken by Dennis Grantz from WMCAT and one of our staff members.
Residents who were there also got to meet the mural artist, George Eberhardt and see the plan for the mural.
We had a great time meeting people and were treated to a Native American hoop dance by one of our talented young residents! It was inspiring!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to be a part of the mural!
Steve VanHolstyn from Over The Horizon Aerial Imaging also stopped by for the session and to have a little fun! Steve told us he plans on documenting the work on the mural and has been kind enough to share some of his photo's with us! Thank you Steve!
West Grand Neighborhood Organization has multiple events and activities that we need volunteers for.
If you would like to participate in any of the multiple events or activities go to the following link and take the questionnaire about volunteer opportunities with WGNO: https://goo.gl/forms/LEHhg1UlKKS45So03
Currently there are over 8 volunteer opportunities to choose from!
Make sure to click "Subscribe" to our events on Facebook to get notified of new events in our area! Please share or send the link for the form to family and friends you think would be interested in volunteering as well! Thank you for your time!
This morning The City of Grand Rapids issued a Media Release:
Neighborhood input results in Zoning Map change
After meeting with Westside residents and business leaders, First Ward Commissioners and City officials are responding by crafting modifications to a proposed Zoning Map they believe better align with neighborhood interests. The proposed changes support two important goals of the community: providing a better transition between downtown and the neighborhood, and facilitating development of affordable housing. The proposed Zoning Ordinance text and map amendments are available at the City’s website athttp://tinyurl.com/GRZOamendments.
Look below for a higher resolution image of the updated map.
Please check out the Press Release and let us know what you think!
The updated map:
We need your Feedback on proposed zoning changes on the Westside! Please take a moment to review the information and take this survey!
The City of Grand Rapids is already gearing up for winter with a six-page Winter Preparedness guide, prepared by the City’s 311 Customer Service Center. The Winter Preparedness Brief is designed at helping residents prepare for the coming winter season that will be here before we know it. The Winter Preparedness Brief provides readers with tips and rules on how to survive and thrive during the winter months as a resident of Michigan’s second largest city. See the 6 page guide by clicking the links below.
It's that time of year again!
The 2nd Annual Giving Tree Sponsorship
Now until December 14
Adopt a family for Christmas!
You can check out the event on Facebook for updates and more information!
If you would like to donate or sponsor a family or individual:
To help with this effort, stop by our office at 415 Leonard St. NW (parking behind Brann's) or go to: http://westgrand.org/donate (Make sure to note during the process that the donation is for "The Giving Tree"
For questions or additional information about sponsoring a family or an individual, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-451-0150
GRPD Community Police Officer Leonard wanted us to share this message with tips on Auto Larceny & Theft for you. Please share!
Fall has arrived and West Grand Neighborhood Organization wanted to share this News Release from the City of Grand Rapids that talks about the leaf removal options you have available to you as a resident.
West Grand Neighborhood Organization is hiring for a part time Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator.
If interested you can also go to Indeed.com at this link Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator