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Sunday, 24 January, 2021

420 N. Pokegama Ave

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

City Hall: 218-326-7600

  • Groundbreaking

    Airport South Industrial Park groundbreaking for Swan Machine - Fall 2016.

  • Mississippi Riverfront Trail

  • Block 37 Downtown Redevelopment

  • Crystal Estates

    Former Middle School Site Redevelopment

  • DC Manufacturing

    GREDA Industrial Park Development

  • Downtown Farmer's Market

  • Grand Plaza

    Former Hospital Housing Redevelopment

  • Redevelopment

    Demolition of the old St. Joseph Catholic Church makes way for development of new housing.

The Community Development Department works with residents, businesses, developers and other private and public entities to promote a safe, desirable and economically viable environment for the citizens and businesses of Grand Rapids.

The services provided by the Community Development Department can be broadly categorized into three general areas:

Economic Development: The Director of Community Development serves as the point of contact and staff support for the Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority. The Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority (GREDA) is a public body governed by Minnesota Statute and Enabling Resolutions enacted by the City Council of the City of Grand Rapids. The mission of GREDA is to promote the growth of the Grand Rapids economy through efforts focused on business recruitment and attraction, and business retention and expansion.
 
Long Range Community Planning and Zoning: Planning in the City of Grand Rapids is centered on a Comprehensive Plan and specific zoning and subdivisions ordinances that execute the Comprehensive Plan. The focus of these ordinances is to provide for orderly development and redevelopment in the City. The Director of Community Development serves as the zoning administrator and staff support for the Grand Rapids Planning Commission.
 
Building Safety: Building Safety Division staff reviews building plans and permit applications, issues building permits, and conducts a wide range of field inspections to ensure compliance with the state building code and property maintenance compliance.

City of Grand Rapids Issues Building Permit Reminder

If you are planning a home improvement project you may be wondering, “Do I need a permit?” In 1979, the City of Grand Rapids adopted the Minnesota State Building Code.  Under that Code, building permits are required to construct, add onto,

Grand Rapids Awarded Small Cities Development Grant

Grand Rapids, Minn. – The City of Grand Rapids has received over $600,000 in grant funding for commercial and residential redevelopment from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This grant is a part of the Small Cities

Grand Rapids named one of best Minnesota cities to spend retirement

Grand Rapids was named to the list of top ten cities in Minnesota to retire by SmartAsset, a financial technology company.  The city was recognized for its wealth of recreational and social opportunities for retirees. “It’s always exciting to be recognized. 

 
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all City of Grand Rapids buildings have been closed to the public until further notice.  In an effort to continue to provide essential services, various City applications are now online.  Applications for Building permits, Stormwater permits and Right-of-Way permits are available to be submitted online.  Additionally, we have a downloadable app that allows Citizen Requests to be sent directly... read more

With technical assistance provided by the University of Minnesota Extension, the Grand Rapid Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Itasca Economic Development Corporation, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Grand Rapids, have recently completed an analysis of the Grand Rapids retail market.

The Grand Rapids Market Area Profile report defines the... read more

GROW Grand Rapids 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is the policy guide the City of Grand Rapids is using to set forth its future land use and development activities. Planning is an ongoing attempt to guide future development or redevelopment in order to solve and avoid problems, meet future needs, and create new opportunities to enhance community life, the region’s economy, and its environmental quality. The Comprehensive Plan... read more