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Meijer store set for second phase of development

June 29, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Rockford West Side Renderings
Rockford Construction's renderings for proposed Grand Rapids West Side development. Renderings via City of Grand Rapids

More details were released today about the Rockford Construction development on Grand Rapids’ West Side.

The project will have a public hearing on July 14 during the Grand Rapids Planning Commission meeting. Rockford is partnering with Inner City Christian Federation and Meijer Inc. on portions of the project.

The documents submitted to the city include a full rendering.

Rockford’s development would include three buildings and at least one parking garage — potentially two — bordered by Seward and Stocking avenues and Bridge and First streets. The area needs zoning approval.

Progressive AE is the architect of the project.

The proposed development would have 30,000 to 60,000 square feet of retail, 45,000 to 70,000 square feet of office and 120,000 to 200,000 square feet of residential.

“This development seeks to first remove blight from the neighborhood by demolishing the existing buildings,” Rockford Construction wrote in an application to the city. “The redevelopment that follows will orient new buildings along Bridge, Stocking and Seward, and with appropriate setbacks will result in greater pedestrian and non-motorized accessibility.”


The first phase of the project would include Building A, which would have ground floor retail on Stocking Avenue with four floors of residential above the retail.

The 70,555-square-foot Building A would include 64 apartment units, including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

The second phase of the development, Building B, would include ground floor retail on Bridge Street, with the proposed Meijer grocery store, and a residential lobby, with four floors of residential above.

Building C would have ground floor retail on Seward Avenue, with three floors of professional office space above.

The three buildings would surround an internal three-floor parking garage.

A second parking garage could be built behind Rockford Construction’s headquarters, between Second and First streets.

Rockford West Side map

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