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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Roadwork Updates

    Orange Road Construction Barrel Grand Rapids is easy to get around in-even when roadwork is in progress. Check out these links to avoid temporary traffic disruptions and plan a quick, convenient alternative route while we enhance Grand Rapids' roadways.

    I-96 Road and Bridge Reconstruction

    I-96 is one of the major highways through Grand Rapids and this closure will impact those who travel on I-96 through the spring and summer. This work requires closing and detouring I-96 one direction at a time. Through-traffic should use US-131 and I-196. Additional information can be found at MDOT's website.

    Mid-April - mid-June

    Eastbound I-96 will be closed and traffic can exit at Alpine Avenue or continue to southbound US-131 .

    Mid-June - mid-August

    Westbound I-96 will be closed at Plainfield Avenue.

    New Downtown Grand Rapids Development

    Downtown Grand Rapids is continuing to grow! Studio Park is a new complex that will be built South of downtown - behind the Van Andel Arena.  During this time of development, there will be many parking lot closures and road closures around that area. Some will only be temporary, others will be permanent changes. Explore the City of Grand Rapids' Interactive Visitor Parking Map to assist with parking options.

    Studio Park Complex Construction by Phases

    Phase 3 (March - April) will continue with the closure of northbound Ottawa between Oaks and Weston. Southbound will remain open.

    Phase 4 (May - July) will have Oakes closed between Grandville and Ionia. This is the street that runs East/West behind the Van Andel Arena. Earlier construction on Cherry St will be complete and should be used while Oakes is closed.

    Phase 5 (July) will close Ionia between Cherry St and Oakes St.

    Phase 6 (July - August) will close Cherry St between US 131 business routes and Ionia.

    Phase 7 (June - July 2019) will include an additional segment of Ottawa between Oakes and Cherry. No street closures are anticipated but this addition will open Ottawa Ave to Cherry St.