Welcome to Ottawa Hills!

Established in 1922, Ottawa Hills is a historic neighborhood in southeast Grand Rapids, MI bordered by Hall, Giddings, Franklin, and Cadillac streets.


Street Lighting and Street Project Update

Wednesday, February 22 This is the date for a meeting with the Grand Rapids City Engineering and Street department. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the GR Christian Elementary School. Further information will be sent to every neighbor of Ottawa Hills by the City. The meeting will review the construction plans for the new street lights and the new street resurfacing plan for our neighborhoods this spring.

We have had communications with the engineering department and street department about the condition of the streets since the November Annual meeting. On January 25 we met with both departments and were given good news! The street lighting bids were back and they included 8 additional lights than what we currently have. The bids are to be voted upon by the City Commission on Tuesday, February 14.

The other news is there will be street resurfacing this spring on the following streets;  Fisk – Iroquois to Cadillac, Iroquois – Franklin to Hall, Giddings – Pontiac to Mackinaw, Chippewa – Franklin to Hall, Alexander – Giddings to the East City Limits and Seminole – Cadillac to East City Limits.  This is in addition to the repaving of Pontiac from Giddings to the East City Limits which had been scheduled for the fall 2016 but delayed now to spring 2017. During the meeting we discussed the timing of the projects and it was the Engineer’s opinion that the replacement of the street lights and street repaving will be finished by the date for this year’s Garden Tour, Saturday, June 24.  Construction will begin when weather permits.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our president at president@ottawahillsgr.org. Thank you!