Michigan Street Monopoly

July 22, 2005
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With Health Hill now complete from Lafayette Avenue to Division

Avenue
, all the land left to grab has been grabbed. Here's who's got it.

Boardwalk

Rich DeVos' development firm, RDV Corp., in partnership with Christman Co. as Michigan Street Development, is redeveloping a state-owned parking lot at 1 Michigan St. NE, the Towers Medical Building at 21 Michigan St. NE, and the Physicians Organization of West Michigan building at 121 Michigan St. NE into a more than $120-million, three-tower mixed-use development.

DeVos wrote the $6.25 million check for the adjacent Burger King lot at

145 Michigan St. NE
, future site of Spectrum Health's new cancer center.

Through Activa Holding Corp., the Amway family also owns the vacant hotel at

201 Michigan St. NW

Park Place

S.J. Wisinski & Co. is in the process of developing 42 properties just east of College into the six-acre Mid Towne Village. The 182,000-square-foot, mixed-use development is the only major private project currently underway along the

Michigan Street
corridor. For the conceivable future, its
Union Avenue
edge marks the easternmost boundary of Health Hill.

Pennsylvania Avenue

Kameel Chamelly, owner of Martha's Vineyard at 200 Union Ave. NE, through the entity 7 Oaks LLC, holds 300 Michigan St. NE, a vacant gas station on the southeast corner of Lafayette and Michigan, taxable value: $54,869; 332 Lafayette Ave. NE, one door to the south, taxable value: $4,100; and 421 Michigan St. NE, on the northeast corner of Sinclair and Michigan, one door east of the McDonald's. It's a 105-year-old, 5,016-square-foot, two-story building. Taxable value is $49,877, listed at press time for $648,000; MLS: 354134.

North Carolina Avenue

Prime Development Co., Marcel Burgler is listed as the resident agent for Interstate Wholesale Corp., the deed-holder for 320 MichiganSt. NE. Currently occupied by Spectrum Health Healthier Communities. Taxable value: $307,510.

Pacific Avenue

Sam Cummings,president of Second Story Properties. It's been a long time since Chuck's Auto Repair was swinging a wrench at the 6,000-square-foot site at 342 MichiganSt. NE. Currently deeded to Grand X-ray Supplies Co. Taxable value: $38,907.

MarvinGardens

Jade Pig Ventures, headquartered at

444 Michigan St.
NE. Brian DeVries' firm has three fully leased buildings in between Lafayette and College, two medical and one retail. It also controls one underutilized property,
443 Michigan St.
NE. Taxable value: $136,555.

Ventnor Avenue

Michael Crawford, M.D., through Crawford Property Management, owns and practices from a full medical office building at

415 College Ave.
NE. Holds several underutilized properties adjacent to that, including
431 Michigan St. NE
and 419 and
410 Sinclair St.
NE.

Source: GR City Assessor

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