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 Activity ramps up this spring with the street lighting project and street repairs. Thanks to the 50 neighbors who attended the meeting, with engineers from the City and personnel from Geotech, who will be supervising the lighting installation. It was a very productive meeting with an exchange of information to make the project more easily understood. All improvements are expected to be completed by the Garden Tour or July 4th at the latest. 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. You can follow the latest on these projects by visiting the City of Grand Rapids website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our president at president@ottawahillsgr.org. Thank you!