Bank One Now Nearly Done

June 14, 2002
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GRAND RAPIDS — The extensive facelift of the Bank One Building is nearly finished.

Deep Creek Holdings LLC, a real estate division of DP Fox Ventures LLC, is adding the final touches to its renovation of the 10-story, Class A office structure at 200 Ottawa NW.

"We have expended significant resources to modernize the Bank One Building as part of our continuing efforts to add to the appeal of downtown Grand Rapids," said Dan DeVos, CEO and president of DP Fox Ventures.

The firm made many improvements to the building's lobby, including a new granite floor, a new ceiling and new lighting fixtures.

The lobby also features an original painting by noted local artist Stephen Duran, which is framed by an elaborate showcase wall made of granite.

In addition, the structure's HVAC system was upgraded and a new elevator was installed to provide an easier entrance into the building from Ionia Avenue for disabled tenants and visitors.

The company also redid the landscaping around the Bank One and Frey Building, another 10-story Class A office structure owned by DP Fox at 300 Ottawa NW.

"DP Fox takes great pride in owning these important downtown buildings, as we do with all of our projects," said DeVos.

"As evidence of our commitment to the Bank One and Frey buildings and to downtown Grand Rapids, DP Fox is relocating its corporate offices to the Bank One Building this November."

The Bank One and Frey buildings mean that Deep Creek Holdings has 250,000 square feet of prime office space located in the heart of the central business district. Prospect Hill Property Management LLC handles the leasing for both buildings.

The Ottawa Café, a full-service restaurant owned and operated by the Eastown Deli, opened two months ago in the Bank One Building. Mountain Ridge Development LLC, another DP Fox affiliate, built the café and designed the landscaping.

Concept Design Group, a local architect, designed the lobby renovation.

The Bouma Corp. was the project's general contractor.

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