North Quarter Corridor Improvement Authority


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.


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. 

If you have an interest in joining a committee or learning more, contact the North Quarter Corridor Representative at


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

Current Board Members

  • Nathaniel Philips, Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Alan Hartline, Secretary (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Milinda Ysasi, Commissioner (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Duane Culver (Term Ends: 12/31/2027)
  • Karen Kloostra (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Zach Skogheim (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Jonathan Benedict (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Elizabeth Williams (Term Ends: 12/31/2027)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)




Documents and Links


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


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


Kelsey Liebenow