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n_wasmiller

Improving downtown events

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Events are a core attribute to the continued growth of downtown Grand Rapids. What are your thoughts on the major events held downtown (Festival of the Arts, Celebration on the Grand)? How can we strengthen these events?

What other events are needed? Are we missing something? Many of our ethnic festivals are having a hard time finding funding. Are these necessary to our downtown's success?

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Having them concentrated in a centralized and highly visible location such as Rosa Parks Circle, or Ford Museum would help, but having them too spread out hurts them. Additionally, the plaza is not visible, poorly designed, and a bit awkward in that it feels more like a roof top than an event setting. Also, it is not very visible from most roads. Having a set location for these events where people know where it will be without question is always a benefit. One great example of this is Arcadia Creek Festival Site in Kalamazoo. It

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I can agree, RPC, or the Ford Museum would be the most ideal spots for festivals, as much as we all love the Calder, its surroundings leave so much to be desired.

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I can agree, RPC, or the Ford Museum would be the most ideal spots for festivals, as much as we all love the Calder, its surroundings leave so much to be desired.

Even though the Calder is a disolate sea of concrete, I think it has the space needed to accomadate events as large as the Festival. Maybe the events are fine other than the need for proper funding. Perhaps the events can be improved by improving the surrondings. How about less concrete and more vegetation to warm things up a bit?

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It's not large enough. Hell, it spills over onto all the streets around so that the police need to close thoes streets down :lol:

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