Wednesday, 12 August, 2020

420 N. Pokegama Ave

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

City Hall: 218-326-7600

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... 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

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. The Community Development Director serves as... read more


In an effort to ensure buildings are constructed to minimum standards for safety and durability Grand Rapids has adopted the Minnesota State Building Code.  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.
Minnesota State Building Code requires an owner or authorized agent who intends... read more