GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Another step was made in renovating Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday evening.
A meeting at City Hall unveiled three preliminary drafts of what Calder Plaza might look like to activate the area. According to survey data presented by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., only a little over 10% of nearly 2,000 people were satisfied with the current design of the plaza.
Some of the biggest changes being considered are adding grass to soften the landscape and shaded areas for festivals, rallies, and concerts. Providing a space for food vendors is also of high interest.
After Labor Day, the city will be posting a survey online, where residents can vote on their favorite look. The final design is hoped to be announced in October.