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Grand Rapids By Design Lunch and Learn Series

City Of Grand Rapids Development Center

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Grand Rapids By Design Lunch and Learn Series
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Accessibility & Universal Design 03/14/2017 34 Registrations Mar 14, 2017 Free  

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Join the Development Center and Local Professionals to be on the forefront of what is happening in the City.  Learn how to navigate through the permitting process with ease and avoid design mishaps. With topics such as Accessibility & Universal Design, Best Practices for Process Intensive Design and More we encourage you to come and be a part. 

You’ll have a chance to network, ask questions and gain insight on resources available to you.  

Please join us Tuesday, February 14th at Noon to hear City of Grand Rapids Project Engineer Dan Taber, City of Grand Rapids Project Engineer Carrie Rivette along with Bonnie Broadwater Stormwater Coordinator for Grand Valley Metro Council as they present on LUDS.  They'll cover topics such as how to incorporate more environmentally sound and friendly designs in your project and some of the challenges that can arise during the permitting process.  

Here is our Tentative Schedule: (Be sure to select the correct date above with the corresponding ticket.) 

Accessibility & Universal Design 11/15/2016

Process-Intensive Design & Design-Build 12/13/2016

Boards and Commissions 01/10/2017

Land Use Development Servicess 02/14/2017

(Disability Awareness Month) Accessibility & Universal Design 03/14/2017

Historic Preservation 04/11/2017

Permitting & Technology 05/09/2017


Will lunch be provided or should I bring my own?

Lunch will be provided by the Development Center.

What topics will be presented?

Each week will have a different focus.  The following topics are slated for presentation: Accessibility & Universal Design, Land Use Development Services, Historic Preservation, Process-Intensive Design & Design-Build, Permitting & Technology & Much More

Who can I contact to partner with the Development Center to present?

Please send your request to

Who should Attend?

Contractors, Architects, Developers, Builders, Planners

What are my parking options for the event?

Parking at 1120 Monroe is free or if you are already downtwon feel free to catch the DASH North and it will drop you right in front of the building.

Have questions about Grand Rapids By Design Lunch and Learn Series? Contact City Of Grand Rapids Development Center

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When & Where

1120 Monroe Ave. NW
Room 201
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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City Of Grand Rapids Development Center

The Development Center is staffed by members of the Building Inspections Division, Planning Department, Engineering Department, Water and Sewer Utilities, Environmental Services, Fire Safety, and Traffic Safety. We are available for in-person consultations regarding development issues. Benefits of the one-stop approach include a simplified approval process and improved coordination of staff review efforts.

We facilitate the physical development of the City by providing an efficient one-stop source for project planning, construction plan review, permitting, and inspection services.

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