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    Louis Canfield

    Louis Canfield
    Development Center Coordinator

    Mission Statement

    Welcome to the City of Grand Rapids Development Center! We facilitate the physical development of the City by providing an efficient one-stop source for project planning, construction plan review, permitting, and inspection services.

    The Development Center is staffed by members of the Building Inspections Division, Planning Department, Engineering Department, Water and Sewer Utilities, Environmental Services, Fire Safety, and Traffic Safety. We are available for in-person consultations regarding development issues. Benefits of the one-stop approach include a simplified approval process and improved coordination of staff review efforts.


    ***NEW*** BUSINESS GUIDE: A team of City staff members from multiple departments have created a business guide to help entrepreneurs identify resources and requirements for their new or expanded business.  Click here for more information.

    DATA TRANSPARENCY: The Development Center is making basic permit data available for download in Excel format.  This information is useful for developers, researchers, neighborhood organizations, and others.  Building permit data is available initially and additional permit types will be available soon.  Click here for more information.

    Plan review comments and project status are available on-line. To view the information for your project, click “Online Inspection Services” on the menu bar to the left. For instructions on accessing plan review comments, click here.

    Information on Development Center activity and performance is available to the public through the City’s website – click here to view the available reports. These documents reflect our commitment to customer service and public accountability.

    1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Phone: 616.456.4100, Fax: 616.456.4088

    Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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