Bridge to Our Future: Visualizing Outcomes


Help shape the future of Grand Rapids! We’re creating a new Community Master Plan (CMP) that will define the vision of how our city will grow and develop over the next 20 years.

These meetings are all about visualizing outcomes. They will cover topics such as housing, economic development and transportation and will dive deeper into the public input gathered earlier this year. Each meeting will provide an opportunity to give feedback in an interactive setting.

This is the first chance to see the big ideas that will drive development of the CMP.

Community members are invited to attend whichever meeting is most convenient. The city encourages people from all backgrounds and points of view to attend the workshops.

The workshops are family-friendly events and dinner will be provided. Attendees are welcome without registering, but completing the RSVP will help ensure there is enough food and materials.

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Dates and Locations

GRPS University, 1400 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids 49505

This meeting will begin with a creative performance with teaching artists Derek Welch and Ebony “Gemini” Davis from the Diatribe and will provide an opportunity for feedback on the direction of the CMP.


  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW, Grand Rapids 49503

This meeting will feature nationally recognized urban planning and transportation policy expert Shane Phillips, author of “The Affordable City.” Phillips will address strategies for addressing housing affordability and access.


  • Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Center for Community Transformation at The 1530, 1530 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids 49507

A community-led panel discussion will kick off this meeting to address key topics of the CMP with an emphasis on equity and culture in the planning process.


  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM