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Office building comes full circle

June 30, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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300 Ottawa Split Ring
300 Ottawa Building's $3 million renovation was capped by the reinstallation of the Split Ring. Courtesy DP Fox

A $3 million downtown office building renovation is complete.

The renovation and upgrades of 300 Ottawa by DP Fox Ventures are finished, capped off with the return of an iconic sculpture in front of the building.

The renovation of the eight-floor, 158,884 square-foot office building began in November and was completed in May. The renovation includes interactive technology, new furnishings and open workspaces and common areas. The building also now has updated restrooms, elevator cabs and entrances, and a two-story, open-air lobby and exterior facades and signs.

“The 300 Ottawa Avenue Building is in a prime downtown location, surrounded by some of our city’s most recognizable destinations,” DP Fox owner and CEO Dan DeVos said in a release. “We set out to bring the building back to being a legitimate Class A address and I believe we accomplished the goal.”

CWD Real Estate Investment, Gensler, Concept Design and Triangle Construction were partners in the renovation.

There are office spaces available, ranging from 2,500 to 40,000 square feet.

Split Ring

The Split Ring statue was originally displayed at the 300 Ottawa Building in 1973, then known as the Frey Building.

Approximately a year later, the sculpture made its way to Woodland Mall.

The Frey Foundation helped DP Fox owners Dan and Pamella DeVos acquire the sculpture from the Woodland Mall owners as part of the foundation’s mission to add public art downtown.

“We are delighted to bring this important sculpture back downtown to the 300 Ottawa Building,” Pamella DeVos said. “The timing worked out perfectly with the completion of the significant renovations to the building.

“With the installation of Split Ring on 300 Ottawa Avenue plaza, the entire community will be able to enjoy Split Ring for many years to come.”

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