Loeks Theatres and 616 Development today publicly proposed a mixed-use development project anchored by a multi-screen movie theatre in Downtown Grand Rapids.

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) manages the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA), which currently owns a portion of the land proposed for development.

Through citizen-driven initiatives such as the Arena South Visioning Plan (PDF) and GR Forward, DGRI staff has heard loud and clear that a movie theatre is an amenity the community highly desires for the Downtown entertainment district.

During nearly four years of collaboration with the development team, we’ve worked to ensure the proposed theatre project also meets the community’s city building goals of good urban design, more and better parking, improved public spaces and residential density.

We look forward to presenting the proposed project for the DDA Board’s consideration at their monthly meeting on Friday, April 15, 2016.