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.

Development Support Policy

The South Division-Grandville 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, 115KB)

Download Supplemental Information (PDF, 195KB)


Design and Development Committee

This committee focuses on streetscape, public space design and improvements while supporting the development of new or existing businesses. This committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month

Marketing Committee

This committee focuses on promoting the work of the South Division Grandville CIA and the businesses located in the development area. 

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 Managers, Yeli Romero or Angel Cruz..


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

Current Board Members

  • Amy Brower, Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Synia Jordan, Vice-Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Mary Dengerink, Secretary (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Drew Robbins, Commissioner (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Leonard Van Drunen (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Angelica Velazquez (Term Ends: 12/31/2025)
  • Fran Dalton (Term Ends: 12/31/2026)
  • Ken Miguel-Cipriano (Term Ends: 12/31/2027)
  • Vacancy (Term Ends: 12/31/2027)


Documents and Links


Corridor Manager RFP(PDF, 190KB)

Angel J. Barreto-Cruz

The South Division Grandville CIA has a contract with Angel J. Barreto-Cruz for Burton Heights Business Association management. Learn More

Meurry Yely Romero

The South Division Grandville CIA has a contract with Meurry Yeli Romero for the Southwest Business Association management. Learn More.

Business Associations Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The MOU executed with each of the South Division-Grandville CIA's two business associations allows the CIA to provide $8,000 in support to each association for the fiscal year 2024. Learn More


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


Yeli Romero Munoz

Angel J. Barreto-Cruz