South Division-Grandville Corridor Improvement Authority


The South Division-Grandville CIA encompasses two business districts in their development area: Grandville Avenue and South Division (from Hall to Colrain).

Annual Activity Synopsis

The South Division-Grandville 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 South Division-Grandville Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Boundary? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the South Division-Grandville CIA Facade Program.


Design Committee

This committee focuses on streetscape, and public space design and improvements. This committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

Economic Vitality Committee

This committee supports the development of new or existing businesses. This committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

Burton Heights Business Association Committee

This committee is tasked with creating and cultivating a business association on South Division. This committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month

Southwest Business Association Committee

This committee is tasked with cultivating the existing business association on Grandville Avenue. This committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

If you have an interest in joining a committee or learning more, please contact the South Division-Grandville CIA Corridor Manager.


The South Division-Grandville CIA meets monthly on the second Thursday at 9:00 am.

Current Board Members

  • Leonard Van Drunen, Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2022)
  • Synia Jordan, Vice-Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Angelica Velazquez, Secretary (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Amy Brower (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Fran Dalton (Term Ends: 12/31/2022)
  • Henry Pena (Term Ends: 12/31/2022)
  • Commissioner Kurt Reppart (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Mary Dengerink (Term Ends: 12/31/2022)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)


Documents and Links


Jose Nietes, Corridor Manager

The South Division-Grandville CIA contracts with Jose Nietes for corridor management services. Learn More

Progressive AE

The South Division-Grandville CIA has a contract with Progressive AE for technical consulting related to pedestrian safety improvements for the development area. Learn More


The South Division-Grandville CIA is included in the City of Grand Rapids Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.


Jose Nietes