Our Mission: To advocate for and enhance the quality of life in the Belknap community.
Our Vision: To be a vibrant, diverse and desirable place to live in Grand Rapids.
Public Space Goals: Improving access down Belknap hill (design work is in the DDA budget for FY2020); Hastings Connector & Linear Park (implementation will be completed by the City of Grand Rapids in the summers of 2019 & 2020); Better Pedestrian Connections (the City’s MobileGR department is beginning to plan for durable crosswalks and adding more “stop for pedestrian” signs). Click here to see more pictures of these goals.
Additional Priorities: Other activities that we engage in during 2019 will help create and sustain social connections; getting neighbors active in the neighborhood; and having our voices heard in local government. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and join our email list to get invitations to these fun and meaningful events.
On this site, you can learn more about our past achievements and get inspired to join us in setting the stage for our neighborhood‘s future. We can accomplish more together than any of us could do alone. That’s why residents, property owners, and businesses in Belknap Lookout are automatically considered members of NOBL. You just have to provide contact information to be eligible to vote for board members at our November annual meeting at Coit Creative Arts Academy. We are a 501c3 nonprofit funded by the City of Grand Rapids Community Development Department to provide public safety and neighborhood leadership programming, which includes monitoring construction in the neighborhood. We also operate one unit of affordable housing. Archived meeting materials can be found on the board and committees page. You can get in touch using the information in the footer.