GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A plan to construct multiple low-rise affordable apartment buildings on Eastern Ave. needs to go back to the drawing board, city planners said Thursday.
The proposal was from LINC Community Revitalization, a nonprofit group that has developed housing and retail in the Madison Square area.
At a hearing Thursday, neighbors agreed that affordable housing was a good idea, but said the LINC plan falls short when it comes to density, design, and safety. Planners agreed, and urged LINC to better communicate its plans in the future.
Grand Rapids planners, in other action, approved plans for a small microbrewery in Alger Heights. It would operate in the basement of a new restaurant, the Old Goat, at 2434 Eastern Avenue. The brewer would brew small batches to allow area restaurants to put their own labels on the beer and root beer.