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Posted by dwellingplacegr on September 23, 2021

Dwelling Place and Bethany Christian Services seek to make improvements to the properties located at 670 Burton and 2080 Union SE. Their respective projects will facilitate the development of 40+ single family homes and administrative offices and classroom space to support refugee and immigrant families.

View Three Revised Design Concepts & Provide Feedback

Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust

  • 40+ single-family homes
  • Affordable homeownership model
  • Low- and moderate-income buyers
  • Approximately 1,100 sq. ft. each
  • Two- and single-story designs
The Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust (DPCLT) is a newly launched Dwelling Place initiative aimed at bringing affordable home ownership options for low- and moderate-income families and individuals across West Michigan. Launched in 2020, the DPCLT. Learn more about the DPCLT by visiting 

Bethany Christian Office Expansion

  • 4-story building
    • 3 levels of offices
    • 1 level of classroom space
  • Playground facilities
  • 95-space parking lot
  • Maintenance and storage building
The mission of Bethany Christian Services is to demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. You can learn more about how this expansion will help them to further their mission by visiting

Past Engagement:

September 15 – Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority Presentation

September 18 – Postcards sent to neighbors

September 22 – Neighborhood door knocking and canvasing

September 23 – Neighborhood Engagement at Garfield Park

September 24 – Open House Engagement on-site at 600 Burton (behind Samaritas)

October 6 – Garfield Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

October 11 – 12:00-2:30pm Neighborhood door knocking and canvasing

October 13 – 4:30-6:30pm Follow-up Engagement on-site at 2080 Union St. (provide feedback on updated site plan designs)

Ongoing Engagement:

October 14 – 1:00pm City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission Meeting

This development was originally slated for vote at the October 14th meeting. The development will still be on agenda; there will be a presentation and public comment will be allowed. However, we (the developers) have requested the planning commission table the vote until the November 4th meeting so that we can further engage the community around the design of the proposed development.

October 27 – 4:30-6:30pm Neighborhood Engagement onsite at 2080 Union St.  (view final site plan)

December 9 – 1:00pm City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission meeting to seek recommendation of approval

TBD – City of Grand Rapids City Commission meeting for final approval

4 thoughts on “Joint Development in Garfield Park

  • Casey
    on October 11, 2021

    Where exactly are the new ideas that you wanted to share? I’m not seeing them anywhere on this website.

    • dwellingplacegr
      on October 13, 2021

      See above – a link a survey with three new site plan designs and the ability to provide feedback.

  • Austin Winn
    on October 13, 2021

    When will the updated design plan be available to view?

    • dwellingplacegr
      on October 13, 2021

      See above – a link a survey with three new site plan designs and the ability to provide feedback.

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