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Redevelopment Ready Communities 
Kentwood is pursuing certification as a Redevelopment Ready Community®. Redevelopment Ready Communities focus on growth in the community like attracting new investors, businesses and residents through targeted and strategic planning. This is awarded to communities that demonstrate an active partnerships with residents in effort to create a vibrant community. 

Through this process, the City of Kentwood will be following best practices outlined by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This includes: 
  • Community Plans and Public Outreach 
  • Zoning Regulations 
  • Development Review Process 
  • Recruitment and Education 
  • Redevelopment Ready Sites®
  • Community Prosperity 
Redevelopment Ready Community Best Practices are put together by Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

City of Kentwood Redevelopment Ready Documents

Marketing Strategy 
- Community Development Review Process/Procedures:
  • Planning Department - General Development and Approval (site plan, special land use, PUD, etc.)
  • Engineering/Inspections - General Building (industrial, commercial and homes more than 3,500 square feet)
  • Engineering/Inspections - Single Family Residential (single family or duplex home less than 3,500 square feet)
  • Engineering/Inspections - Development (project involving site work, earth moving, a parking lot, utilities, etc.)