North Quarter Corridor Improvement Authority

About

The North Quarter encompasses two business districts in their development area: Creston and Cheshire.


Annual Activity Synopsis

The North Quarter 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 North Quarter Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Boundary? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the North Quarter CIA Facade Improvement Program.


Sub-Committees

Design Committee

This committee focuses on streetscape, and public space design and improvements. This committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12:00 PM.

Marketing Committee

This committee focuses on promoting the work of the North Quarter CIA and the businesses located in the development area.

Organization Committee

This committee helps to create a strong foundation for the North Quarter CIA by cultivating partnerships, community involvement and resources for the corridor.

If you have an interest in joining a committee or learning more, please contact northquartervolunteer@gmail.com.


Meetings

The North Quarter CIA meets monthly on the third Thursday at 4:00 pm.


Current Board Members

  • Brianna Forbes, Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Kim Bode, Vice-Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Alan Hartline, Secretary (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Duane Culver (Term Ends: 12/31/2023)
  • Karen Kloostra (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Commissioner Milinda Ysasi (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)

Budgets


Documents and Links


Contracts

The City of Grand Rapids

The North Quarter CIA has a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Grand Rapids for the maintenance of the Plainfield Avenue bio-retention islands. The MOU allows the CIA to utilize sponsorship revenues collected by the City Treasurer from some property owners in the North Quarter district for the maintenance of the islands (no tax increment revenues are used for this purpose). Learn More

Hum Native Plantscapes

Hum Native Plantscapes maintains the Plainfield Avenue bio-retention islands for the North Quarter CIA. Learn More

Creston Neighborhood Association

The North Quarter CIA has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Creston Neighborhood Association (CNA) for corridor management. This MOU enabled the CNA to create a new role that will serve both missions of the CNA and the North Quarter CIA. Learn More


Audits

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