Michigan Street Corridor Improvement Authority


The Michigan Street CIA spans the Michigan Street business corridor from Prospect Ave to Plymouth Ave.

Annual Activity Synopsis

The Michigan Street CIA does not have tax increment revenues which have not been expended within 5 years of their receipt.

Facade Improvement Program

Are you a commercial business owner or property owner within the Michigan Street Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Boundary? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Michigan Street CIA Facade Improvement Program.

Development Support Policy

The Michigan Street CIA has a development support policy, which provides support for certain development projects that need significant public infrastructure investments and results in at least one of the following:

  • Retention of permanent jobs
  • Creation of permanent jobs
  • Addition of residential units
  • Creation of new greenspace available to the public

Download Policy(PDF, 111KB)


Design Committee

This committee focuses on streetscape, and public space design and improvements.

If you have an interest in joining a committee or learning more, please contact the Michigan Street CIA Corridor Manager, Kelsey Liebenow at michiganstreetcia@gmail.com


The Michigan Street CIA meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 3:30pm.

Current Board Members

  • Alexander Lamkin, Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2027)
  • Kevin Brant, Vice-Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Thomas Dann, Secretary (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Lisa Knight, Commissioner (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Christopher Swank (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Jeff Lobdell (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Max Benedict (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Jeffrey King (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)


Documents and Links


Corridor Manager RFP(PDF, 442KB)
Kelsey Liebenow

Kelsey Liebenow provides corridor management services to the Michigan Street CIA. Learn More

Well Design

Well Design is working on Poutine Week event marketing, communication and design. Learn More.


The Michigan Street CIA is included in the City of Grand Rapids Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).


Kelsey Liebenow