Grand Rapids Chamber Offices

Grand Rapids by Design Lunch and Learn Series

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
1120 Monroe Ave. NW Room 201 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Join the Development Center and Local Professionals to be on the forefront of what is happening in the City.  Learn how to navigate through the permitting process with ease and avoid design mishaps. With topics such as Accessibility & Universal Design, Best Practices for Process Intensive Design and More we encourage you to come and be a part. 

You’ll have a chance to network, ask questions and gain insight on resources available to you.  

Our series will kickoff October 11th with a Presentation by our very own Assistant Planning Director, Kristin Turkelson. 

Here is our Tentative Schedule: (Be sure to select the correct date above with the corresponding ticket.) 

Accessibility & Universal Design 11/15/2016
Process-Intensive Design & Design-Build 12/13/2016
Boards and Commissions 01/10/2017
Land Use Development Services 02/14/2017
(Disability Awareness Month) Accessibility & Universal Design 03/14/2017
Historic Preservation 04/11/2017
Permitting & Technology 05/09/2017


Will lunch be provided or should I bring my own?  Lunch will be provided by the Development Center.

What topics will be presented?  Each week will have a different focus.  The following topics are slated for presentation: Accessibility & Universal Design, Land Use Development Services, Historic Preservation, Process-Intensive Design & Design-Build, Permitting & Technology & Much More

Who can I contact to partner with the Development Center to present?  Please send your request to

Who should Attend?  Contractors, Architects, Developers, Builders, Planners

What are my parking options for the event?  Parking at 1120 Monroe is free or if you are already downtwon feel free to catch the DASH North and it will drop you right in front of the building.

Have questions about Grand Rapids By Design Lunch and Learn Series? Contact City Of Grand Rapids Development Center
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