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    The Design Section provides engineering design for various civil engineering projects. This work includes preparing drawings and specifications, acquiring right-of-way and overseeing the project bidding process.  Work is coordinated with other municipalities, engineering groups, utility companies and other City departments. Records of these projects are kept along with public easement information. In addition, private development projects involving the extension of City-owned public utilities are reviewed and processed for approval by the City Commission.

    For additional information, choose one of the following links:

    • Construction Project Updates
      Get the lastest information on current and upcoming construction projects

    • CAD Standards
      Get information on the current CAD Standards for all drawings submitted to the City of Grand Rapids Engineering Department

    For additional information or questions, contact Vaughn Umphrey at or (616) 456-3092.