Charrette Information - Fisher Station

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fisher 1With generous funding support from several Grand Rapids-based foundations, the Grand Valley Metro Council is conducting a design charrette for Fisher Station, an area along south Division Avenue between 54th and 60th Streets that will house one of the transit stations planned for ITP-The Rapid’s proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) line.  With 19 stops, a dedicated travel lane, and buses every 10 minutes, the $40 million BRT, will use a dedicated travel lane that runs north along Division from 60th Street to the central city, past colleges, hospitals, hotels, DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena.


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Conducted by GVMC, the cities of Kentwood and Wyoming and Gaines Township, the design charrette, gives citizens, developers and BRT users an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop a vision for Fisher Station.  The charrette, which began on Saturday October 18 brought together landowners, residents, public officials, potential developers and business owners to share ideas on the design of the proposed mixed-use transit station.



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A team of designers, planners, architects, landscape design specialists and other professionals from local communities and universities will take the ideas developed at the October 18 meeting and create designs based for the proposed BRT station.  Stakeholders will then have an opportunity to voice their likes and dislikes on the initial designs and the team of professionals will use the remaining time to create a final design.




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“Our mission is to prepare a transit-supportive plan that increases the value of the property, is supported by the public and is walkable,” GVMC Senior Planner Jay Hoekstra said. “We want it to be financially feasible, livable and to increase the amount and quality of housing at all income levels in the area.”