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Grand Rapids Village Officials to Discuss New Housing Development

Two village meetings will take place this week at the old fire hall in Grand Rapids.

The first will be Monday at 5:45 p.m. The Finance, Wages, and Audit Committee will be discussing finances for the village.

The second is a public meeting to discuss the new housing development that is being built at the west end of Third Street in the village. The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss River Crossings Final Plat 1A at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9th.

A group of villagers complained they were not given a chance to be heard prior to approval for construction to begin. Village officials say notices have been posted both at town hall and on the Grand Rapids, Ohio website. Village council voted in July to build 17 new homes as part of River Crossings plat one. The land, formally called Grand Rapids Industrial Park, sits on the southwest corner of town on West Third near Sailor Lane. It was owned by the village with hopes for economic development. It has since been rezoned for residential use.

River Crossing Plat 1 approved in July '21 (Photo: John S)

WTOL visited Grand Rapids back in July to report on the development, when interviewed, Mayor John Berry invited the public to voice concerns during village meetings every second and fourth Monday at the old fire hall on Front Street.

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