Reports & Documents

Updated: March 24, 2021

Executive Summary

This toolkit has three primary goals: to identify grants and programs already in place in Michigan that municipalities can leverage to support redevelopment, to identify what new programs could be considered by the legislature/local governments, and to present case studies of the ways in which
existing funding tools have been leveraged by developers.

TOD Strategy & Station Plans

This toolkit has three primary goals: to identify grants and programs already in place in Michigan that municipalities can leverage to support redevelopment, to identify what new programs could be considered by the legislature/local governments, and to present case studies of the ways in which
existing funding tools have been leveraged by developers.

Strategies Survey Report

Strategies Survey Report

The March 2021 Division United Strategies Survey Report

Public Engagement Summary

Public Engagement Summary

The public engagement report is the culmination of three days of public involvement activities in February 2020 at locations throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Wyoming as well as an on-line surveys to identify priorities for the future of Division Avenue.

GR Case Study, Burton St. December 2020

GR Case Study, Burton St. December 2020

The Grand Rapids region is growing faster than anywhere else in the state of Michigan. A significant portion of that growth is along the northern terminus of the The Rapid‘s Silver Line BRT service in downtown Grand Rapids. As part of the Division United initiative that identified strategies to spur Transit Oriented Development
(TOD) along the Silver Line corridor, Team Better Block powered by WGI conducted a series of Better Block projects along the corridor.

GR Case Study, 43rd St. December 2020

GR Case Study, 43rd St. December 2020

The Grand Rapids region is growing faster than anywhere else in the state of Michigan. A significant portion of that growth is along the northern terminus of the The Rapid‘s Silver Line BRT service in downtown Grand Rapids. As part of the Division United initiative that identified strategies to spur Transit Oriented Development
(TOD) along the Silver Line corridor, Team Better Block powered by WGI conducted a series of Better Block projects along the corridor.

GR Case Study, Logan Ave. December 2020

GR Case Study, Logan Ave. December 2020

The Grand Rapids region is growing faster than anywhere else in the state of Michigan. A significant portion of that growth is along the northern terminus of the The Rapid‘s Silver Line BRT service in downtown Grand Rapids. As part of the Division United initiative that identified strategies to spur Transit Oriented Development
(TOD) along the Silver Line corridor, Team Better Block powered by WGI conducted a series of Better Block projects along the corridor.

Connector Report - Nov.Dec. 2020

Connector Report - Nov.Dec. 2020

For the month of November and December, Community Connectors utilized bus stop typology identification
activity as a tool for engagement...

Connector Report - Oct. 2020

Connector Report - Oct. 2020

The October 2020 Connector activity was a hands-on opportunity for Connectors and their constituents to envision the future use mix and building types along Division Avenue and near station areas...

Connector Report - Sept. 2020

Connector Report - Sept. 2020

This month the six community connectors were asked to experience Division Avenue by foot, bike and bus...

Existing Conditions Report

Existing Conditions Report

The existing conditions report contains data, research methods and findings related to the South Division corridor including information about demographics, jobs, housing, transportation, zoning, land use, quality of life, and community health.

Relaunch Package

Relaunch Package

The relaunch package provides a summary of the project, timeline and progress through June 2020.

Transit-Oriented Development Toolkit

Transit-Oriented Development Toolkit

The TOD Toolkit is a support document that can help community members and our Community Connectors find basic information about Transit Oriented Development.

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